Celebrating 25 years of homeownership

Twenty-five years – what a feat! United Housing has served the Mid-South for a quarter of a century and I could not be more proud to be part of this organization. Our team has accomplished a great deal over the years and made a lasting impact on the lives of many in Memphis. Below are a few key figures our tireless work has helped us reach.

  • $1.78 million in loans have been given to clients since UHI started its lending program in 2016.
  • 10,128 people participated in Homebuyer Education.
  • 878 families avoided foreclosure with the help of UHI.
  • 353 clients purchased a home.
  • 60 new homes have been built.

I have an enormous passion for UHI’s mission, sparked by the painstaking dedication I saw Tim Bolding exhibit when he was in my shoes as founder and executive director. The mission that he laid out for this organization is one that I have the utmost respect for and one that I hope UHI will carry out for another 25 years and then another 25 after that. To put it simply, he was an unbelievable leader – kind, driven, relentless – and UHI would not be what it is today without him. We miss him every day, but his spirit lives on in the work our team continues to do for the Mid-South.

The organization was designed to be a “one-stop-shop” for financial literacy, mortgage lending and real estate development. We do so much of that well, but it’s in the lending where I think we can really expand. With the Cherry Mortgage and Home Renovation Loan products, we’ve already made great strides in this arena, but there is still room to grow. Additionally, UHI has always had a strong homeownership mission, and we’ll continue to support that. But I hope to grow a quality rental program where we can transition individuals to ownership through financial education and credit counseling. Aside from that, I’d love to increase donor engagement and strengthen those relationships, giving them a chance to fully understand where their generous donations are going – and ensure they see how appreciative we are of their contribution.

With 25 years under our belt, we’re looking ahead to the next quarter of a century. Our team has ambitious goals – goals that will take UHI to new places and greater heights, all to ensure we can support more Mid-South families as they navigate toward homeownership. 

Sincerely, 
Amy Schaftlein 
United Housing Executive Director

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