Progressive Brings Holiday Cheer to Family Promise

December 20, 2023 | Affiliate News

Progressive’s volunteerism is part of a countrywide employee engagement initiative.

This Duo is Developing Nebraska’s First Family Promise Affiliate

March 31, 2023 | Affiliate News

Dr. Markeita Hope was first introduced to Family Promise in March of 2022. She was telling her law school professor about the family of seven she was helping to house in her Atlanta home. Her professor responded with, “That sounds a lot like Family Promise.”  “Little did my professor know …

A Housing Home Run

March 27, 2023 | Affiliate News

The Williamsons* had been doing everything right. Henry and Elaine had steady jobs, they’d lived in the same home for seven years and always paid their rent on time, and their son was thriving in elementary school.  But when both parents lost their jobs, they were unable to afford rent, …

The Pitfalls of HUD’s Point-in-Time Count

February 23, 2023 | Affiliate News

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) recently published federal report on homelessness is harmful and misleading. On December 19, 2022, HUD released Part 1 of its Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR), stating that on a single night in January of 2022 just under 60,000 families were experiencing homelessness, …

Share the Love

February 14, 2023 | Affiliate News

Childhood sweethearts Diana and Shariff made a pact: if they were both single at age 40, they’d get married.  As young adults, they parted ways, eventually starting families of their own, Diana in New York and Shariff in Florida. After a business opportunity presented them with an unexpected reunion, they …

Super Bowl Sunday Is Almost Here

February 8, 2023 | Affiliate News

Family Promise of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)  James came to Family Promise of Philadelphia with poor credit from business losses he experienced during COVID and a prior eviction that made finding new housing a challenge. His three children had been in the foster care system, and James desperately wanted to reunite …

Family Promise Ramps Up Expansion Efforts

January 12, 2023 | Affiliate News

Family Promise recently welcomed a new Affiliate, Family Promise of the Big Bend. Formerly known as Big Bend Housing Coalition, the organization will officially adopt its new name on March 9, 2023. Family Promise of Big Bend joins a network of 200 Affiliates backed by national best practices and resources.  …

Belk Donates $100,000 to Family Promise Affiliates from Point-of-Sale Campaign

April 25, 2022 | Affiliate News, Press Releases

The southern department story chain continues to support the awareness and prevention of family homelessness through its partnership with Family Promise. CHARLOTTE, NC, APRIL 25, 2022— Since 2018, nonprofit organization Family Promise’s partnership with southern department store chain, Belk, has worked to empower families experiencing homelessness. Belk today announced it …

Family Promise of Orange County Hosts Annual Easter Drive

April 12, 2022 | Affiliate News

Family Promise of Orange County has helped over 450 families experiencing homelessness find stability and housing since opening their doors ten years ago. This year, they’re hosting a “Hop to It” Easter Drive and asking members of their community to donate food, hygiene products, clothing, and any other items families …

A Recipe for Success

April 7, 2022 | Affiliate News

Knowing your way around the kitchen is a handy skill. But being able to cook for someone else is even more valuable. Family Promise of Blount County is giving some middle school students in Maryville, TN, the chance to do both.  Like all Family Promise Affiliates, Family Promise of Blount …

Family Promise: The Eye of the Storm

February 25, 2022 | Affiliate News

It took the force of a hurricane to show communities across New Jersey the impact of the state’s lack of affordable housing.   Last summer, Hurricane Ida’s path stretched from the Gulf Coast to New England, destroying countless homes and businesses along the way. The city of Elizabeth, NJ, home to …

The Power of YEP!

September 7, 2021 | Affiliate News, Success Stories

Nothing sounds as positive as the word “yes.” Unless you’re talking to families at Fort Bend Family Promise in Missouri City, TX, where “YEP!” is an even more affirmative word. The Affiliate’s Youth Empowerment Planning program, better known as YEP!, strives to minimize the impact of homelessness on kids.  “YEP! is the base of our overall program,” explains Etta Vincent, the Affiliate’s associate director. …