Category Archives: Financial Stability

Grant Funds to Benefit Community Tax Centers

June 26, 2019 | Posted in Tax Services, Financial Stability, Volunteer |

Since 2016, Terri Pensock has volunteered at our Community Tax Centers and as a Financial Coach. On behalf of Foundation Communities, she applied for and received a $2,000 grant from the IBM Community Grant Program. The grant funds will be used to purchase new computer equipment for use at our Community Tax Centers. IBM provides […]

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Tax Services Help Mom Imagine a Brighter Future

March 25, 2019 | Posted in Tax Services, Financial Stability | Keywords: , , , ,

Christina spent years working multiple jobs to provide for her children. She struggled to make ends meet and they fought to keep a roof over their heads, staying with friends and family whenever possible. At times, they lived out of their car, and she prayed daily for answers and clear direction with hope that was […]

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Lugo Family Finds Success & Opportunities With Community Support

February 4, 2019 | Posted in Housing, Financial Stability | Keywords: , , , , ,

More time together has been the greatest benefit the Lugo family has gained since Foundation Communities nominated them to be Austin American Statesman Season for Caring recipients. Those selected are provided with funds from the community to improve their lives. Among the items the Lugos requested were clothing, assistance with rent and utilities, and help […]

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Free Minds Sparks Mom’s Love of Learning

January 31, 2018 | Posted in Financial Stability |

Lanna always dreamed of a life filled with adventure and learning. She was one of twelve children in a working-class family and grew up in a small town in Illinois. Getting a job as soon as she could, Lanna was proud of making her own money and being in charge of her own life. She […]

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Aleman Family Secures Home and Hopeful Financial Future

January 20, 2017 | Posted in Housing, Financial Stability |

Jose and Rosa Aleman moved their family from Mexico to Austin in search of a better future for their three daughters. When they arrived in 2003, the family struggled financially and ended up moving multiple times due to rising rents. They were introduced to us through our Community Tax Centers and ultimately moved into our […]

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Insure Central Texas Helps Mom Access Cancer Treatment

April 18, 2016 | Posted in Financial Stability, Health |

When the Mohsin family arrived in the United States, they were prepared for a new way of life. What they weren’t prepared for was Sadaf’s breast cancer diagnosis. Despite the shocking news, Sadaf was able to immediately undergo treatment because her family had signed up for affordable health insurance through our Insure Central Texas program. […]

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Coaching Families to a Stronger Financial Future

April 6, 2015 | Posted in Financial Stability |

Miguel Stoupignan is an unwavering optimist and problem solver. As one of our seasoned financial coaches, Miguel works one-on-one with Foundation Communities residents and Austin community members to strengthen their financial stability. Miguel meets with clients who are struggling to make ends meet. They come to him extremely concerned about their financial future. Miguel shares […]

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Tax Prep Leads Resident to Fresh New Start

January 5, 2015 | Posted in Financial Stability | Keywords: ,

When Joyce Guagliardo first visited our Community Tax Centers a few years ago, she lived in less than ideal circumstances. Joyce was in and out of the hospital and for a while she was homeless, sleeping on other people’s couches or living in her car. Years of serious physical and mental health issues made it […]

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Environmental Commitment Via Eco-Friendly Locksmiths

May 13, 2014 | Posted in Financial Stability |

One of our main points of focus refers to making important investments in green building initiatives. Why?  To cut operating costs as well as our carbon footprint in the environment, while bringing positive changes on our residents’ monthly utility bills. How? By using construction materials and resources more efficiently throughout the entire life cycle of […]

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Quick Household Fixes For Our Residents

April 27, 2014 | Posted in Financial Stability |

We are currently catering to the needs of over 2,800 families and the numbers also include 228 children who were formerly homeless. We offer single adults 600 efficiency apartments to choose from and our work does not stop here. We also provide our households’ residents with a wide array of educational, financial, and health-related opportunities […]

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