Housing Assistance Corporation (HAC) was one of 18 nonprofits in Massachusetts that were awarded nearly $250,000 in grants from Wells Fargo & Company in an effort to address social, economic and environmental challenges throughout the Commonwealth.

HAC’s $5,000 grant will go to Project Prevention, a program that prevents families from becoming homeless on Cape Cod and the Islands. “This money will allow us to assist a larger number of families this year with avoiding a housing crisis,” said Cassi Danzl, HAC’s director of family and individual services. “Many families on the Cape are one crisis or missed paycheck away from homelessness. This money will help bridge that gap and allow those families to stay in stable housing.”

Of the 18 grants that Wells Fargo distributed, HAC was the only nonprofit on Cape Cod to receive one. Robert D. Sullivan, first vice president of investments at Wells Fargo Advisors in Hyannis, Kristine K. Sullivan, a senior registered client associate at Wells Fargo Advisors in Hyannis, and Briana Curran, vice president of communications and community relations for Wells Fargo, presented a $5,000 check to Danzl and HAC’s Director of Community Relations Laura Reckford.

“HAC provides critical services to families on Cape Cod and the Islands at risk of homelessness so they can avoid entry or re-entry into the shelter system, and I’m so proud Wells Fargo can support this important work,” said Robert Sullivan. “Wells Fargo is committed to investing in the communities where its customers and employees live and work.”

This round of grants is just the latest example of philanthropy and charitable giving that Wells Fargo has demonstrated in Massachusetts in 2017. To date, the company’s staff has volunteered 2,600 hours and donated nearly $1.5 million to nearly 85 nonprofits throughout the state

About Housing Assistance Corporation

HAC is a 43-year-old nonprofit based in Hyannis, whose mission is to ensure that all on Cape Cod and the Islands have a safe, stable, decent place to live. HAC operates four homeless shelters on Cape Cod; develops affordable housing; oversees Section 8 vouchers for the region; conducts foreclosure counseling; holds educational workshops for first-time homebuyers and those looking to rebuild their credit; and keeps residents in their homes through its homelessness prevention program.

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer finance through more than 8,600 locations, 13,000 ATMS, the internet (wellsfargo.com), and mobile banking, and has offices in 42 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 269,000 team members, Wells Fargo services one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 27 on Fortune’s 2016 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy its customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.