The JB Brown Fund

Since 2011, the JB Brown Fund, a partnership between USA Properties Fund, Inc. and LifeSTEPS, has been helping residents at USA owned and managed affordable communities. We’ve raised over $1.6 million, with every dollar going to help families and seniors in need.

The Assistance We Provide

The JB Brown Fund offers the following types of assistance to qualifying residents.

Academic Scholarships

We provide scholarships so that residents can improve their lives by attending an accredited university, vocational, or trade school.

Youth Sports Scholarships

We help residents learn the values and skills only sports can teach by providing youth sports scholarships.

Client Assistance

We provide residents financial assistance and education to help them remain in their homes during a crisis.

The Robert Clark Trade School Scholarship

Robert Clark joined USA Properties Fund in 1993, and held numerous construction-related positions before being promoted to Vice President of Construction, Field Operations, in 2018. His can-do, get-the-job-done approach has greatly contributed to USA Properties Fund’s growth and success.

On August 24, 2020, Rob tragically passed away. In memory of our colleague and friend, and to continue his legacy, USA Properties has established the Robert Clark Trade School Scholarship.

The scholarship honors Rob’s unwavering passion for the construction industry, his belief in supporting and teaching those starting out, and the sense of family that he fostered. It creates an opportunity for residents at USA Properties Fund’s affordable apartment communities to improve life for themselves and their families by attending an accredited trade school.

Robert Clark portrait
$1.3 million

Total Awards Given


Academic Scholarships


Youth Sports Scholarships


Client Assistance Grants

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