The Renaissance Community Loan Fund (RCLF) Family has spent the past week watching the painful events taking place throughout our country, and we are heartbroken. At RCLF, we believe that Martin Luther King, Jr. was right when he said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
This country has been through so much this year with the COVID-19 pandemic, which has hit black communities harder due in part to the social inequities that exist in this country. We continue to witness racism, oppression, injustice and hate towards People of Color, which has led to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others before them. We share in the outrage of these deaths and mourn the destruction of communities and the division in our country.
The RCLF Family is going to listen, learn and advocate for the inclusion of People of Color in our communities. As a mission driven organization, we will continue to serve the underserved communities, building equity and relationships and providing needed financial education and resources. We will work together with those in the community to ensure the fair treatment and justice for all people, so that together we can benefit from the gifts of diversity. Our strength is our diversity and we must continue to build on this foundation, which is fundamental to our future as a society and as a business.
Renaissance Community Loan Fund stands with you.
Renaissance Team Members Evelyn Ysais, and Nicole Rosetti, pictured with Mississippi Regional Housing Authority VIII Executive Director, Jesse Billups and Family Self Sufficiency & Homeownership Voucher Coordinator, Yvonne Blum at the 2nd Annual HUD Strong Families Initiative.
Renaissance currently partners with Housing Authorities within the State of Mississippi, so that participants in the voucher programs can pursue the dream of homeownership. Renaissance works with clients on financial and credit stability to achieve their goals. Homeownership builds community and promotes family self-sufficiency, which results in economic development for our State.
Murky Waters has received many accolades for their BBQ over the years. Now the guys behind it all, Brandon Atwell, Frankie Penn and Thomas Young, have been recognized for their hard work and dedication. The trio was recently named Young Entrepreneurs of the Year by the Small Business Administration. Additionally, Renaissance's Senior Lender, Vickie Rivers, was awarded the Rural Financial Champion of the Year. Congratulations to our winners!