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The Eviction Crisis

Monday, December 3, 2018

Family homelessness is an American crisis: 2.5 million children will experience homelessness this year in the United States.  The causes of family homelessness have a simple determinant—incomes have not kept pace with housing costs.    Since 1960, rents nationwide have risen by 61% while renters’ average incomes have only increased by 5%.    Low income families […]

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Rev. Dr. William Barber II Will Keynote Family Promise National Conference

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Rev. Dr. William Barber II will bring his call for a national “moral revival” to the    Family Promise National Conference in San Antonio, TX, April 11-13, 2019, where he will serve as keynote speaker. Rev. Barber is one of the most well-known social justice advocates and engaging speakers of our times.  Civil rights […]

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Leading Voice on Homelessness Joins Family Promise Board

Monday, November 19, 2018

Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit addressing the issue of family homelessness, continues to    expand entering our    fourth decade of transformative work.     We are proud to announce that    Dr. Robert    Marbut    Jr., a pioneer in the field of homelessness, has joined the Family Promise National Board of Trustees. Dr.  […]

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The Family Promise Digital Annual Impact Report is Live

Monday, November 5, 2018

Our Digital Annual Impact Report features videos, infographics, and stories that explore how we’re combating  family homelessness nationwide. Be sure to click on the pulsing stars throughout to check out all the report has to offer.

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A New National Curriculum to Create Housing Opportunities for Families

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Family    Promise and    the National Association of Realtors®    (NAR)    recently    announced    the launch    of    Keys to Good Tenancy, a responsive curriculum    that provides families    with    the knowledge and skills to be good tenants.  The curriculum prepares    new renters    for tenancy by addressing a […]

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Family Promise Partners with National Law Firm

Friday, August 3, 2018

Family Promise is excited to announce a pro bono partnership with Jackson Lewis P.C., a leading national law firm in employment law.  Their support will be an invaluable addition to our comprehensive set of services in helping Family Promise and its Affiliates effectively empower families. Jackson Lewis will provide guidance for Affiliate personnel and HR […]

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Family Promise featured in comprehensive CityLab article on #HCYA

Monday, July 23, 2018

CityLab recently published an article    that delves into the issue of how the United States counts its homeless population. The subject is a pertinent one, especially with the    Homeless Children and Youth Act markup looming. Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers was one of the individuals quoted in the article, as was SchoolHouse Connection […]

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Family Promise/Humi Partnership Expands in Year Two

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Even though Carmen was working long hours as a certified nursing assistant, she was having trouble paying rent on the apartment she shared with her 2 daughters. Michelle’s husband abruptly turned her family out of their home, but only after depleting the savings she had from her consignment shop. These two mothers and many others […]

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Houses for Change Marks 500th Sale

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Children are our future, as the song goes, but, thanks to Houses for Change, concerned kids nationwide are also having a real impact on family homelessness today.  This month, Family Promise celebrated the 500th sale of Houses for Change collection boxes, an arts and crafts project aimed at engaging children of all ages—kids with homes […]

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Family Promise Announces Board Transitions

Friday, May 25, 2018

Family Promise, the leading nonprofit    engaging communities across the country    to address family homelessness,    continues to evolve as it celebrates 30 years transforming lives    and empowering families    as a national organization.  That change starts at the top, and Family Promise recently announced several leadership changes to their National Board of […]

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