Urban Restoration Enhancement Corp., a Baton Rouge nonprofit that helps low- to moderate-income families buy homes, has been awarded $75,000 through the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center’s Baton Rouge Community Revitalization Fund.

UREC will use the money for rehabilitating blighted and vacant homes in distressed north Baton Rouge neighborhoods. The nonprofit also will use a portion of the money for outreach and educational seminars on homeownership, home improvement and foreclosure prevention.

“It is our vision to see purposeful reinvestment made in urban neighborhoods to counteract the devastating damage to Baton Rouge neighborhoods resulting from foreclosures, predatory lending and alleged unlawful marketing and maintenance practices,” Fair Housing Action Center Executive Director Cashauna Hill said. “UREC remains on the forefront of abating these challenges in north Baton Rouge, and we are pleased to extend this award to UREC.”

For more information about Urban Restoration Enhancement Corp. and its programs, call (225) 356-887.