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Nonprofit offers classes at Anderson affordable housing communities

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Rainbow Housing Assistance Corp., a national nonprofit organization that provides services for low-income housing tenants, has been selected by developer Related Affordable to service three communities and an estimated 200 families in Anderson.

With Rainbow Housing Assistance’s help, residents of Clinton Manor, Friendship Court and Newberry Arms will have access to free property-wide Wi-Fi, live webinars and socially distanced in-person workshops led by a resident services coordinator.

Residents alco can view an online calendar of workshops and classes which covers topics like learning English as a second language, home buying and obtaining a GED.

“All residents living in low-income housing should have access to first-rate services that meet their needs and support their professional, financial and personal aspirations,” Flynann Janisse, executive director of Rainbow, said in a news release. “Partnering with Related Affordable expands our service portfolio to an additional state and allows us to serve individuals and families in South Carolina.”

After implementing Rainbow’s programs into communities, Rainbow’s partnering developers have seen improvement in occupancy, reduced turnover costs and lower concessions, according to the release. Owners who partner with Rainbow can receive financial incentives such as low-income housing tax credits because the nonprofit is a Certified Organization for Resident Engagement and Services. 

Rainbow currently provides resident services to 126 rental housing communities, representing 16,384 units across the country.  

“We are proud to once again partner with Rainbow to offer free, quality workshops and services to residents in South Carolina,” Zack Simmons, senior vice president of Related Affordable, said in the release. “Rainbow’s custom supportive services provide access to life enrichment programs for youth and adults, both virtually and in person, as well as resources to directly help residents and the community.”   

Reach Molly Hulsey at 864-720-1223.

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