East LA Community Corporation and Moen Inaugurate New Homes for Low Income Families
— Leading faucet maker honored along with other distinguished partners for contributions to Whittier Place Apartments —
NEW YORK, NY – November 5, 2015 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Moen Incorporated, the #1 faucet brand in North America (www.moen.com) was presented an award today by the East LA Community Corporation (www.elacc.org) for its community outreach program Alcanzando Sueños con Moen (“Achieving Dreams with Moen”) which supports affordable housing.
East LA Community Corporation (ELACC), a prominent non-profit community service and advocacy organization dedicated to serving the needs of families and other residents of East Los Angeles, celebrated the grand opening of the Whittier Place Apartments, a permanent supportive housing development with 25 units of affordable housing with 18 units designated for formerly homeless families with children. ELACC also acknowledged distinguished finance partners JP Morgan Chase, California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, Corporation for Supportive Housing, LA County Community Development Commission, Enterprise Community Partners and First 5 Los Angeles.
Under the Alcanzando Sueños con Moen initiative (“Achieving Dreams with Moen”), the company donated state-of-the-art and water-saving kitchen and bathroom fixtures for the units of the Whittier Place Apartments, located in unincorporated East Los Angeles and developed by ELACC in partnership with the Los Angeles House of Ruth organization and others to provide single-parent families and others who have been or are at risk of being homeless.
Moen Incorporated spokesperson, Joe Ramirez stated, “In 2011 Moen partnered with ELACC and we were honored to donate state-of-the-art plumbing fixtures for the Historic Boyle Hotel-Cummings Block in Los Angeles. Our partnership continues to grow and we are delighted again for the opportunity to donate state-of-the-art fixtures for the Whittier Place Apartments and help Latino families live in homes they can afford.”
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About East LA Community Corporation (ELACC)
Founded in 1995, ELACC is a well-established 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing, community services, community organizing, and wealth building services to over 2,000 residents. ELACC’s track record includes leveraging over $135 million of investment to the Eastside and housing over 1,000 residents in safe, habitable, and affordable housing throughout East Los Angeles.
About Alcanzando Sueños con Moen
The Alcanzando Sueños con Moen program was launched in 2007 in partnership with the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation, a major nonprofit builder of affordable homes in Chicago. Moen contributes several hundred thousand dollars worth of products annually to affordable housing projects serving predominantly Hispanic communities around the country, including major markets such as Florida, California, New York, Arizona, and Texas.
About Moen (www.moen.com, espanol.moen.com)
Moen offers a diverse selection of thoughtfully designed, stylish and affordable kitchen faucets, bathroom faucets, showerheads, and stainless steel sinks that are always on trend for residential and commercial applications. Moen is part of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), which creates products and services that help fulfill the dreams of homeowners and help people feel more secure. Moen has worked diligently to support, promote and advance sustainability within the organization and the plumbing industry. The company has been recognized with the 2011 EPA WaterSense® Excellence Award, as well as the 2010 EPA WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year Award, for its work to protect the future of our nation’s water supply through the introduction and ongoing support of water-efficient products, programs and practices, while keeping consumers’ needs top-of-mind.