May 13, 2019 Danielle Randall



On May 10, 2019, North County Inc. (NCI) 42nd Annual Leadership Breakfast recognized Prosperity Connection for its work with the Project Home Partnership.  In front of more than 500 community leaders from throughout the North County region, the partnership received the prestigious Community Development Leadership award for its work in creating homeownership opportunities for formerly-incarcerated individuals and their families.


“Prosperity Connection is humbled to receive this recognition from NCI,” stated Evette Baker, Director of Financial Capability for Prosperity Connection.  Baker added, “We are honored to be a part of this wonderful partnership and to provide help and guidance to Project Home participants.”


Project Home began 12 years ago through an initiative of the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Missouri.  The purpose of the program is to educate low-income ex-offenders and/or their families about the possibilities and benefits of homeownership, to connect them with the best homeownership resources for their needs, and to help them through the home-buying process from the starting point to the realization of homeownership.


The Eastern District – along with partners from Prosperity Connection, Beyond Housing, Coldwell Banker Gundaker and U.S. Bank – has directly provided 75 individuals and families with resources that help them improve their credit; obtain down payment assistance; secure low-cost, reputable mortgage loans; as well as, provide a step-by-step help through the home-buying process.


Prosperity Connection was established in 2009 with the help of the St. Louis Community Credit union with the mission of helping individuals and families earn economic independence through financial education, community services and low-cost banking options in an effort to improve their standard of living and gain economic independence.