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Family Promise Rates Four Stars…Again

February 11, 2019 | National News

There are nearly 1.5 million public charities registered in the United States. To be rated by Charity Navigator, an organization must, among other criteria, have generated at least $1 million in revenue for two consecutive years and been in existence for at least seven years. Their criteria lower the total …
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Belk Shares the Love with Family Promise

February 6, 2019 | National News

Belk is helping us transform the lives of southern families experiencing homelessness.
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Girl Scouts Offers New Opportunities For Girls Experiencing Homelessness

January 31, 2019 | National News

This innovative Girl Scout troop is giving girls in the Family Promise program the chance to thrive.
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Family Promise Helps Lily Return to Sesame Street

December 13, 2018 | National News

Lily, the shy, 7-year-old, fuchsia muppet who first appeared on Sesame Street in 2011, is back, thanks to a helping hand from Family Promise and a few other friends. Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC), a program of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces Sesame Street, has launched a suite of …
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The Eviction Crisis

December 3, 2018 | National News

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

November 29, 2018 | National News

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. Dr. William Barber II Rev. Barber is one of the most well-known social …
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A New National Curriculum to Create Housing Opportunities for Families

September 18, 2018 | National News

Good Tenancy course in Lawrence, KS. 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 …
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Family Promise Partners with National Law Firm

August 3, 2018 | National News

Joel Kelly, Wendy Sweet and Claas Ehlers 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 …
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Family Promise featured in comprehensive CityLab article on #HCYA

July 23, 2018 | National News

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 …
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Family Promise/Humi Partnership Expands in Year Two

July 10, 2018 | National News

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 …
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Houses for Change Marks 500th Sale

June 12, 2018 | National News

Houses for Change creator Mark Wasserman and two young students decorating their donation boxes. 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 …
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Family Promise Announces Board Transitions

May 25, 2018 | National News

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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