National CORE and Hope Through Housing Honor Senator Bob Dutton for his leadership role working to create opportunities in housing, economic development, and education.

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – Hope Through Housing and National CORE (National CORE), two Rancho Cucamonga based nonprofit housing organizations, are honoring State Senator Bob Dutton. Dutton will receive Hope Through Housing’s highest honor, the Founder’s Award, for his leadership role in the State Senate creating opportunities for affordable housing, homeownership, economic empowerment, and education. The award will be presented at Hope Through Housing’s 9 th Annual Charity Gala on Thursday, November 1, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on 135 N. Grand Avenue in Los Angeles . The event is scheduled between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. with the award presentation slated for 8:00 p.m.
“Senator Dutton has worked diligently with all sides to advance policies that promote economic growth and opportunities for all California residents,” said Hope Through Housing and National CORE Chairman and Founder Jeffrey Burum. “On issues spanning the range from housing, transportation, business, and education, Senator Dutton has demonstrated a strong ability to obtain bi-partisan agreement in the interest of building thriving communities in California .”
Hope Through Housing is the social services arm of National CORE. According to the May 2007 issue of Affordable Housing Finance , a trade magazine for the affordable housing industry, National CORE is the 9 th largest affordable housing owner in the country. Hope Through Housing provides social services such as child development and senior wellness programs to residents of National CORE properties. Both organizations were established in 1991 by Burum who has extensive experience in community development and real estate. Burum established various successful nonprofit and for-profit development organizations that exist today.
Elected officials and housing industry leaders are expected to attend the event. Burum will present Dutton with the Founder’s Award. The Founder’s Award is Hope Through Housing’s highest honor and is presented to individuals who have made significant strides in affordable housing and community development through their creativity, leadership, vision, and drive.
“I’m honored to be recognized with this top honor from two of the finest affordable housing organizations that exist today,” said Dutton. “National CORE and Hope Through Housing are committed to maintaining public-sector collaborations that create viable communities for the growth and prosperity of our State and its residents. I’m proud to partner with them on that endeavor”
“Senator Dutton is a strong proponent in the legislature,” said Burum. “He believes in maintaining a balanced budget without levying more taxes, supporting small business, and providing opportunities for people to own a home.”
One of the achievements being recognized at the event is a recently passed law, authored by Dutton with support from National CORE, which establishes the Affordable Housing Innovation Fund, a $50 million acquisition fund that will help create more desperately needed affordable housing in the state. Also approved in SB 586 is another $50 million for other programs that help promote homeownership for California residents.
National CORE accomplishes neighborhood revitalization and enhancement by developing and managing quality, service-oriented affordable housing. National CORE utilizes a holistic approach to community development, through its social services arm, Hope Through Housing. Hope Through Housing delivers quality social services to residents on-site, where they live. Services include after-school programs, tutoring, and senior wellness.