Family Promise Leadership Updates

September 27, 2021 | National News

Family Promise’s role as a leader in the fight against family homelessness continues to grow as organizations and individuals increasingly turn to Family Promise as a respected authority on this crisis.  Recently, Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers was invited to serve a second three-year term on the Federal Reserve Bank …

Family Promise Publishes 2020 Annual Impact Report

September 10, 2021 | National News, Press Releases

Corporate Partners & Supporters Help Change Lives Summit, NJ – 2020 was a transformative year for Family Promise.  Facing a myriad of challenges presented by an unprecedented global pandemic, Family Promise Affiliates across the country adapted to the new landscape, continuing to engage volunteers, and serving more families and children …

Hurricane Ida Relief

September 3, 2021 | National News

Hurricane Ida left a trail of devastation across portions of the country, impacting dozens of Family Promise Affiliates and hundreds of families. We need your support!  Please help now!   Family Promise Affiliates Family Promise Affiliates and families from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast are reeling from the devastation of …

Family Promise Statement: Supreme Court Overturns Federal Eviction Moratorium, Millions at Risk of Homelessness

August 27, 2021 | National News

The news that the Supreme Court overturned the COVID-related eviction moratorium, just as children are going back to school and the Delta variant is on the rise, is a major blow for families at risk of homelessness.  More than 6 million households are on the brink of eviction nationally due to the pandemic, with government …

The Value of a Good Night’s Sleep

August 20, 2021 | National News

You could say sleep is a big part of Larry Heilers’ life. As owner and CEO of Texan Mattress, a mattress retail chain based in Houston, TX, his priority is to offer customers quality affordable mattresses. Heilers believes that a healthy day begins with a good night’s sleep. But he …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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, …

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). …