Family Promise Launches Housing Program for Families Experiencing Homelessness

New Homeowners.

“Partners in Housing will help many of the families we serve attain the American dream of owning an affordable home of their own.”

Family Promise, the leading national nonprofit helping homeless families achieve sustainable independence, is proud to announce the launch of Partners in Housing, an innovative solution designed to assist families experiencing homelessness transition quickly to owning homes of their own. With funding from the Tides Foundation, Family Promise is making three initial grants of $10,000 to Affiliates in Colorado Springs (CO), Gainesville (FL), and Anoka County (MN) to create pilot programs in which families graduating from their shelter programs are placed in refurbished manufactured housing units in local trailer parks. In a matter of months, the title to the unit will be transferred to the family and they will become homeowners.

This is a program aimed directly at the root cause of family homelessness—the lack of affordable housing. Estimates are that only one in four households in need of subsidized housing is actually getting it. This is the core issue behind family homelessness—more than employment, stability, health or anything else.

Family Promise President Claas Ehlers describes the initiative’s goals: “Our goal at Family Promise is the empowerment of families to leave homelessness behind and achieve the level of security every family deserves. As a national leader in the fight against homelessness, we are committed to exploring solutions that help families look to the future. Partners in Housing will help many of the families we serve attain the American dream of owning an affordable home of their own.”

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