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Eviction Moratorium: Latest News, Extension

August 17, 2021 | National News

Following days of uncertainty and the resumption of evictions in housing courts across the country, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced a new temporary federal eviction moratorium that will remain in effect until October 3, 2021. The new order applies to counties experiencing high levels of COVID-19 spread. The …
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Ikea: Making a House a Home

July 13, 2021 | National News

Home furnishing retailer Ikea touts its stores as “an experience,” and if you’ve ever visited one of its warehouse-sized spaces, you’ll understand why: the maze of room displays transport you to modern city apartments, traditional suburban houses, and beyond. Now, Family Promise is partnering with the retailer to bring the …
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Participate in Night Without a Bed!

Night Without a Bed is coming on June 26th, 2021! #NightWithoutABed is a social media challenge that raises awareness for families experiencing homelessness. We ask participants to sleep anywhere without a bed: cars, a tent, a treehouse, living room floor, a couch and use the hashtag #NightWithoutABed to post a …
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SelectQuote Volunteers at Family Promise of Lawrence County

April 22, 2021 | National News

April 18 – April 24, 2021 is National Volunteer Week. At Family Promise, none of what we do would be possible without the support of our volunteers. Working alongside the individuals Family Promise serves,  volunteers are the backbone of Family Promise’s work and the reason the organization has been able …
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10 Stats That Show How COVID-19 Has Worsened Housing Inequality

April 19, 2021 | National News

2020 was a year of uncertainty and stress for all of us. The pandemic brought with it a long list of new issues and exacerbated existing ones, with housing inequality near the top of the list. With the rise in unemployment and the toll of COVID-19 on many people’s health, …
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Family Promise Giving Day Will Raise Awareness and Funds to Keep Low-Income Families Housed

April 15, 2021 | National News, Press Releases

National Organization Sees Increase in Number of U.S. Families Experiencing Homelessness Summit, New Jersey, April 21, 2021 – Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit working to prevent and end family homelessness, has seen an increase in families seeking assistance since the start of the Coronavirus Pandemic. In response to this, …
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How HUD Can Best Serve Families Through the American Rescue Plan Act

April 12, 2021 | National News

On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, Family Promise joined First Focus on Children, the National Network for Youth, and SchoolHouse Connection in providing recommendations for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) guidance for homelessness assistance, supportive services, and emergency rental vouchers included in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP). …
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Family Promise One of Only 71 Nonprofits in the United States to Earn a Perfect Score from Charity Navigator

April 12, 2021 | National News, Press Releases

The 100-point score gives the organization its eighth consecutive 4-star rating. SUMMIT, NJ – April 12, 2021 – Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit fighting to end family homelessness, has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the eighth consecutive time that Family …
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Family Promise ROI: The Impact of Your Investment

April 9, 2021 | National News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPzqyym9tps Summit, NJ – On Wednesday, March 24 and Monday, March 29, 2021, Family Promise hosted a virtual town hall discussing the impact of the global health pandemic on the landscape of family homelessness, the work Family Promise does, and how donor support for families battling homelessness is changing the …
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Lessons in Success: Student-Tutors Help Kids Struggling with Remote Learning and Homelessness

March 25, 2021 | National News

Math isn’t fun in Zykir’s house. But math is just one of the trials the fourth-grader has confronted. Years ago, his family faced homelessness and entered the shelter program at Family Promise Union County in Elizabeth, NJ. His mom Roneeka received job search assistance, found employment and the family moved …
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Prevention: Another Solution to Homelessness

March 24, 2021 | National News

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then Family Promise’s     A Future Begins at Home program, funded in part by Innovation Grants made possible by generous donors, is a heavyweight in the arena of homelessness prevention and shelter diversion. The program helps families in crisis …
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Family Promise Announces and Celebrates 2021 Board of Trustees

January 14, 2021 | National News, Press Releases

Addition of New Board Member Betsy Bernard Betsy Bernard of Bonita Springs, FL, and Harding Township, NJ, has joined Family Promise National’s board of trustees. Bernard is the owner/director of LEAP Guarantor, a lease guarantor service, and former president of AT&T. Her significant board experience spans two decades and includes …
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