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We work with Minnesota communities, foundations, lenders, churches, and local and state government agencies to help families and neighborhoods grow.

Help us be part of the solution.

Families who reside in underserved communities must contend with higher prices for almost everything: groceries, gas, housing, insurance and other necessities.

So-called food and bank deserts add financial pressures that can devastate families and their communities. Falling behind even a little can quickly lead to getting buried in debt, and the family pays the price.

Like everyone else, underserved families deserve easy access to financial resources and education to succeed. We see this need and we’re meeting it with our Family Stabilization Plan and other programs. Please consider partnering with us to help more families faster.

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We partner in communities.

Build Wealth coordinates multiple programs to offer neighborhood-based financial services.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

We partner with LISC Twin Cities to be a Financial Opportunity Center that provides career and financial coaching for low- to moderate-income people.

The Center integrates financial literacy, coaching, employment readiness services and alignment to public benefits for those in need. LISC Twin Cities is part of a network of more than 100 Financial Opportunity Centers across the country, embedded in local community organizations that are trusted for providing quality services where people live.

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Prepare and Prosper

We also partner with Prepare and Prosper as a community administrator of the FAIR (Financial Access in Reach) Financial Solution product, which gives our clients more control over their money and future by providing three products built to work better for them:

  • FAIR Checking with no overdraft fees
  • FAIR Savings to help families save and reach goals
  • FAIR Credit Builder to help families build credit to lower the high costs resulting from marginal credit

Interested partners and clients seeking a FAIR account should contact us.

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Community Partners

African American Leadership Forum

Associated Bank

Aurora/St. Anthony NDC

Banneker Realty

Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union

City of Lakes Community Land Trust

City of Minneapolis

Country Financial

Diamond Elite Realty Group

Family Housing Fund

Financial Planners Association of Minnesota

Frazier Group

Habitat for Humanity

His Works United

Land Bank Twin Cities

JPMorgan Chase

LISC

Marles Realty

McKnight Foundation

Minneapolis Foundation

Minnesota Housing

Model Cities

Northwest Area Foundation

Otto Bremer Trust

Partners in Community Action

Pohlad Family Foundation

Prepare and Prosper

Prosperity Now

Sakan Community Resource Inc

Signature Real Estate Group

Stairstep Foundation

Thrivent

Urban Homeworks

Wells Fargo Housing Foundation

Wilder Foundation

We partner on workshops.

Our educational programs are proven to be successful. Let us bring our expertise and enthusiasm to your organization, community, church or school.

We will partner with you to provide a short series of customized workshops covering a wide variety of financial education topics, including an overview of our Family Stabilization Plan and Youth Stabilization Program, along with how to:

  • Earn more
  • Budget to save more
  • Increase your credit score
  • Rent smart and within your budget

Contact a program director for more information on how we can team up with you to help families in your organization.

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We partner on housing.

Build Wealth teams up with many organizations and businesses to develop affordable housing for our communities. We actively engage in single- and multi-family real estate development to revitalize communities and provide affordable housing opportunities to low- and moderate-income families.

Minneapolis Homes Perpetually Affordable Housing (PAH)

Build Wealth partners with the City of Minneapolis in the PAH program as an administrator. According to PAH guidelines, “the goal of PAH is to eliminate racial disparities in homeownership and provide sustainable and accessible homeownership opportunities to low- to moderate-income households throughout the City of Minneapolis.”

Additionally, the guidelines state: Eligible homebuyers must be at or below 80% Area Median Income and in alignment with additional PAH income and household size guidelines, and they must complete homebuyer education courses.

Eligible financing for homeowners must include a fixed-rate FHA, VA, Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac portfolio (insured or uninsured) that’s considered by the lending industry to be an “A” or “prime” lending product.

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Housing Opportunities Made Equitable (HOMECO)

Build Wealth is a part of a collaborative of four organizations (Aurora-St. Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation (ASANDC), Build Wealth Minnesota, Camphor Fiscally Fit Center and Model Cities of St. Paul, Inc.) that work on comprehensive delivery approaches to help families attain financial literacy, become more stable, build budgets and create savings programs. Together, HOMECO organizations also provide employment readiness programs and entrepreneurial technical assistance. Plus, HOMECO aligns clients with affordable housing options and rental readiness and homeownership programs.

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Reach out to us directly.

If you’re interested in community partnership, you can reach us directly with a phone call or an email.

DasJohn McGee

Executive Administrator

dasmcgee@buildwealthmn.org

Jeffery Robinson

Senior Program Director

jrobinson@buildwealth.com

Kylie Hong

Residential Mortgage Underwriting Manager

kyliehong@bwealthe.org

Demitri McGee

Youth Director

demitri@buildwealthmn.org