Lack of affordable housing is, by far, the primary cause of families becoming homeless. Manufactured housing is an affordable option for low-and moderate-income families. Family Promise's Partners in Housing program creates a path for families from homelessness to homeownership.
Nearly half of children served by emergency/transitional housing providers in 2015 were age 5 or younger, critical developmental years for building the foundation for future learning, behavior, and health. This map shows the critical need for resources and services nationwide.
Permanent, affordable housing is essential for ending homelessness. It is also the platform from which critical services can be accessed. But the average renter's wage is not keeping up with the national housing wage. Low income families are paying the price in this unrelenting equation--35% of the homeless population in the U.S. is comprised of families with children.
Family Promise addresses family homelessness comprehensively--through prevention, shelter, and stabilization.
This innovative collaboration between Family Promise and PetSmart Charities allows families--including four-legged members--to stay together when they need each other most.