Community First Donates to Build & Learn, Inc.


Columbia, TN -   Community First Bank & Trust recently donated $1,500 to the Build and Learn, Inc., a Community Housing Development Organization established to assist eligible populations to obtain affordable housing, skills for constructing affordable housing and skills for living as productive citizens in their respective communities.


Build and Learn, Inc. isa HUD Approved Counseling Agency and certified by the Tennessee Housing Development Agencyto provide homebuyer education classes and pre-purchase counseling. Monthly classes and one-on-one counseling are available. Certificatesare awarded after completion of the eight hour homebuyer education class.


“Community First Bank & Trust is pleased to contribute to a program that will aid the community in obtaining affordable housing,” states Janice Simpson, Community First Bank VP/CRA Officer.  “Build and Learn, Inc. is a wonderful organization that really focuses on education to future homebuyers.”


In photo:  (l-r) Janice Simpson, VP/CRA Officer Community First, Trent Ogilvie, PHM/Executive Director Columbia Housing & Redevelopment Corporation, Quinton Jones, Program Director Build and Learn, Inc., Michael Franks, VP/Loan Officer and Tammy Watts, Branch Manager/Lending Officer at Main Office of Community First Bank.


About Community First

Community First Bank & Trust, based in Columbia, Tenn., was founded in 1999 by a group of Maury County business leaders who wanted to provide a superior banking experience for the communities they serve. CFB&T is a commercial bank with over $570 million in total assets, operating 9 offices located in Maury, Hickman, and Williamson Counties. The bank provides a comprehensive line of banking services to consumers and businesses in the Middle Tennessee area. Additional information is available at