Sowing Empowerment and Economic Development, Inc. a housing counseling agency in Riverdale, will receive more than $40K in state grand funding to help families in need.
By Leah Villanueva, Capital News Service The state of Maryland recently awarded $11.8 million in grants to nonprofit agencies that aid Maryland families facing foreclosures, including the Riverdale based Sowing Empowerment and Economic Development, Inc. (SEED). SEED will receive nearly $43K to continue with their work helping family all across Prince George's County facing foreclosures. The funds will allow the organization to hire a bilingual counselor and to move to a larger facility.
Nonprofit moves office spaces in Riverdale Park, but still serves local residents.
Although they recently vacated their location at 6200 Baltimore Ave. in Riverdale Park, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind didn’t go far—the organization’s new local location just a few blocks away at 4404 Queensbury Rd., in suite 105. The offices in Riverdale Park are smaller, but the staff is still serving local residents. The move is actually the result of an expansion of the group's Silver Spring offices, according to Jocelyn Hunter, communications director at Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind. Celebrating its 113th anniversary in May, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind is a nonprofit that provides a variety services for people who are deaf, blind and visually impaired throughout the DC metropolitan area. Services provided vary from job …