NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Moen Incorporated (www.moen.com), the #1 faucet brand in North America has joined forces with Neighborhood Housing Services of San Antonio (NHS-SA), a private 501c(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to build successful families and communities through housing opportunities. Serving San Antonio for 30 years, NHS-SA has built 300 new homes, rehabbed over 100 existing homes and processed more than 1,200 loans totaling an estimated $12 million over the last 16 years.
For the past eight years Moen has been committed to supporting affordable housing for Latino families and our veterans through a program called Alcanzando Sueños con Moen ("Achieving Dreams with Moen"). Moen donates state-of-the-art and water-saving kitchen and bathroom fixtures to organizations such as NHS, which help to defray some of the rehab costs that can be used to support other services for the organization. Over a period of two years, Moen will provide NHS-SA energy efficient fixtures for home remodels and new home reconstruction in the San Antonio area.
NHS-SA builds its homes to Build Green San Antonio standards, and always works to improve water and energy efficiencies in every home it rehabilitates. Oscar Medina, NHS-SA Executive Director said, "Our mission is to build successful families and communities through housing opportunities. In all of our home construction and rehabilitation, we install energy efficient features and fixtures to ensure our customers are paying the lowest utility bills possible. Our partnership with Moen is a perfect fit, since they are also committed to these ideals."
The Alcanzando Sueños con Moen program was launched by Moen Incorporated in 2007 in partnership with the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation, a major nonprofit builder of affordable homes in Chicago. Moen contributes several hundred thousand dollars worth of products annually to affordable housing projects serving predominantly Hispanic communities around the country. The program was expanded two years ago to include veteran organizations that provide affordable housing to vets and their families.
About NHS-SA (www.nhssa.org)
NHS-SA has been serving San Antonio for 30 years and is committed to offering the City of San Antonio and Bexar County residents financial resources and services so they can buy, maintain and sustain affordable homes. We believe that a combination of affordable loan products and comprehensive homebuyer training leads to successful homeowners. NHS-SA Board of Directors have been involved in the community for many years and share a common belief that quality, affordable housing creates stable and prosperous neighborhoods throughout San Antonio.
About Moen (www.moen.com, espanol.moen.com)
Moen offers a diverse selection of thoughtfully designed, stylish and affordable kitchen faucets, bathroom faucets, showerheads, and stainless steel sinks that are always on trend for residential and commercial applications. Moen is part of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS), which creates products and services that help fulfill the dreams of homeowners and help people feel more secure. Moen has worked diligently to support, promote and advance sustainability within the organization and the plumbing industry. The company has been recognized with the 2011 EPA WaterSense® Excellence Award, as well as the 2010 EPA WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year Award, for its work to protect the future of our nation's water supply through the introduction and ongoing support of water-efficient products, programs and practices, while keeping consumers' needs top-of-mind.