Wealth Watchers Inc.
Wealth Watchers Inc. is a HUD-certified Housing Counseling and Community Development organization formed as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) in December of 2001. Its mission is to build viable communities by expanding the knowledge of low-to-moderate income individuals for the purpose of understanding the importance of basic finance and accumulation of wealth. This mission is achieved by providing lending and education, neighborhood stabilization, community revitalization strategies and small business services.
“I was advised by my mortgage company to contact Wealth Watchers as I was having problems paying the mortgage. Ms. Jo Jones assisted me through the entire process and I was able to have my loan modified. I am very happy.”
“Being a small business owner, I lost income during Hurricane Irma. Also, I have a homeowner insurance deductible amount that was high, and I was not able to pay. After receiving the application from a Wealth Watchers staff member and she explained the process for completion. I was approved and now I can repair my roof.”
“Amazing experience, I love it a lot. Thanks to the team that makes dreams come true, great! Really appreciate their approach.”
“I am very pleased with the service that Mr. Reis has provided to my wife and I. To be specific he has assisted my family with creating a budget, credit counseling, and especially home retention.”
News & Events
November 16, 2022
The Grateful Giveaway is set. One hundred families will receive a Thanksgiving basket filled with the holiday staples. Adrian A. Gentry, also known as Dr. Real Estate Jax, in partnership with Wealth Watchers Inc., is helping some First Coast residents have a Thanksgiving they will always remember. The inaugural giveaway is set for Nov. 22. “It’s important for families to connect, especially during the holidays. I want to make sure our neighbors in Jacksonville have all they need for their Thanksgiving meal. I once was homeless and know exactly what it feels like to be without the basics,” said Gentry, realtor with Sieva Realty, LLC. “By receiving the Thanksgiving items, I want families to have hope and spread love as they cook their meal together.” “We are honored to be a part of this meaningful partnership. It is important for families to be together on Thanksgiving Day. We want them to have what they need so they can prepare their meal together and enjoy time eating in their home on the holiday,” said Carrie Davis, Wealth Watchers president and CEO. The Thanksgiving basket will be filled with all the holiday staples – dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, collard greens and a sweet potato pie. Each family will also receive a gift card to purchase a turkey or ham. Gentry and Wealth Watchers will notify the selected families when they can pick up the items on Nov. 22.
October 25, 2022
Big news for a nonprofit committed to building wealth for future generations! Wealth Watchers Inc. recently received more than $700,000 in grant funding over a three-year period to support underserved farmers in Northeast Florida and Georgia. The funding was made possible through the USDA’s 2501 Program. Wealth Watchers was one of two Florida agencies to receive money. Through this investment, USDA awarded a total of $36.1 million to 52 organizations.
“We are so honored to be a recipient. We will be able to help deserving farmers and ranchers acquire, own, operate and retain their agriculture businesses. We will assist them with establishing economically sustainable systems for farming, ranching and land conservation,” said Carrie Davis, Wealth Watchers president and CEO. “This funding will go to a long way in ensuring farmers of color have access to financial management, agribusiness education and more. This is another way for Wealth Watchers to build and create generational wealth.”
The funding will allow participants to implement outreach strategies such as on-farm demonstration projects, youth-related agriculture STEM programs and other USDA events. The Wealth Watchers team will partner with farmers and ranchers not only in Northeast Florida, but also North Florida and Southeast, Southwest and Central Georgia. The monetary investments are part of USDA’s commitment to take aggressive action to advance equity for all, especially farmers and producers in underserved communities.
Wealth Watchers Inc. is grateful to have the continued support of so many great organizations that are equally committed to the growth of our community and elevating the quality of life of its citizens for generations to come.