LOS ANGELES – National syndicator of federal and statelow-income housing, historic and solar tax credits, Hunt CapitalPartners has pledged a financial commitment to the University ofSouthern California's Stan and Marilyn Ross Minority Program inReal Estate.

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Aiming to foster equal opportunities, the company's financialcommitment will enable the launch of the Hunt Capital PartnersTuition Assistance Fund; through which the company will providestudent scholarships for five years and introduce a diverse studentpopulation to the field of affordable housing development.

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The university will award the scholarships to students with aninterest in affordable housing development.

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The fund will support two students per USC Ross program sessionfor five years, beginning with the winter 2021 session andconcluding with the summer 2025 session. Four students will receiveawards annually.

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The scholarships will be awarded in the form of tuition credits.Each scholarship will award will compensate for up to 50% of eachstudent's tuition costs.

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As part of its commitment to the program, Hunt Capital Partners'staff will participate in the curriculum by lecturing students inthe development and financing of affordable housing. Hunt CapitalPartners president, Jeff Weiss will serve as a guest lecturer onaffordable housing.

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"Hunt Capital Partners wholeheartedly supports the USC RossMinority Program in Real Estate's mission to empower minorities andindividuals from underserved communities," says Weiss. "Our firm isdedicated to supporting initiatives that fight against inequality,discrimination and that create fair and equal opportunities forall. We hope that the Hunt Capital Partners Tuition Assistance Fundwill help provide a path for individuals to create or expand afoundation that leads to leadership and success in real estatefinance and development. Championing a diverse workforce as well asthose who invest time, talent, and energy into affordable housingis one of our core values at HCP. We are proud to partner with myalma mater USC in this effort."

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Established in 1995, the USC Stan and Marilyn Ross MinorityProgram in Real Estate serves as the executive educationcertificate program for the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate.

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"The Ross Program is a 12 full-day real estate boot camp thatteaches skills in market analysis, financial modeling, design, andthe politics of real estate," states Richard K. Green, director andchair of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate and chair of theDepartment of Real Estate Development. "It helpsindividuals who have not had ready entry into real estatedevelopment gain the tools they need to take their first steps inthat business."

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