NFL Stars Join in Initiative to Revive Blighted Neighborhoods

The United Athletes Foundation (UAF) is working with two nonprofits to create an initiative that utilizes the influence of star athletes to help revitalize blighted communities.

UAF, Builders of Hope, and Consumer Education Services Inc. (CESI) launched Bring it Home.

The initiative is designed to help targeted areas renovate housing and repopulate neighborhoods with the goal of stabilizing prices and increasing safety. The organizations will pilot the program in Baltimore and Atlanta.

Builders of Hope will provide $30 million of private investment to the program and will rehabilitate approximately 500 homes in each market.

NFL stars Ray Lewis and Reggie Howard will serve as Bring It Home’s local ambassadors in Baltimore and Atlanta, respectively. Lewis, legendary linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, serves as the vice chairman of the UAF board…

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