Amanda Andere is an Advocate for the Unhoused

March 29, 2023 | Uncategorized

This blog is part of a monthly series highlighting the incredible efforts of advocates outside of the Family Promise community working to end homelessness. For more than two decades, Amanda Andere has been on the frontlines fighting homelessness, both as an advocate for the unhoused and as a leader in seeking …

Six Black Leaders Working to Combat Homelessness

February 24, 2023 | Uncategorized

The fight for affordable housing and eradicating homelessness has been a mission several Black leaders have taken on. In celebration of Black History Month, here are six Black housing and homelessness advocates who have done incredible work over the past few years. Tiana Caldwell–Board President of KC Tenants–Kansas City, MO …

Stay in the Know on Housing News

February 17, 2023 | Uncategorized

Stories of those experiencing homelessness represent all walks of life  Coming to encounter homelessness is no linear, monolithic experience. The New York Times recently highlighted the lives of 30 people each representing their own distinct challenges and journeys in and out of living unhoused. From teenagers to the elderly, these …

Housing News This Week

January 13, 2023 | National News, Uncategorized

Boston doctor has dedicated long-tenured career to treating city’s unhoused community Since the 1980s, Dr. Jim O’Connell has been caring for the unhoused population of Boston in a critical way, one with perhaps little if any precedent. What began as a year-long assignment prior to plans to begin a prestigious …

This Family Promise Staff Member Uses His Role to Help Asylum-Seeking Families

November 28, 2022 | Uncategorized

The Family Promise Good Neighbor Award highlights Family Promise Affiliate staff members who are doing exceptional work in their communities.  Adam Monaghan started at Family Promise of Greater Wichita (KS) five years ago as an administrative specialist, focusing on creating organizational and administrative infrastructure for the then-new Affiliate. In 2019, …

Trending Housing News

November 15, 2022 | Uncategorized

Renters experiencing eviction rates above pre-pandemic levels nationwide  Evictions are returning to and in some locations surpassing pre-pandemic rates as federal assistance for rent is running out amidst an uncertain economic forecast. According to an October census survey, approximately 7.8 million reported themselves behind on the same month’s rent. Even …

Here’s Proof DEIA Teaches Valuable Lessons

October 18, 2022 | Uncategorized

This article is by Mitch Petit-Frere, Director of Brand and Marketing at Family Promise National. – I can’t stop thinking about the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) panel at Family Promise’s Las Vegas Symposium. After the moderator went through her list of questions for the panelists, she opened the floor …

Family Promise In the News

August 2, 2022 | Uncategorized

A New Affiliate Joins the Family Promise Network Family Promise of Metro East opened Sunday, July 17 in northeast Portland, OR. The new site is located at NE 48th and Couch. (KOIN 6)  Family Promise of Irving Addresses Local Affordable Housing Crisis As the gap between rent and minimum wage …

Family Promise Program Outcomes Evaluation Request for Proposal 

May 2, 2022 | Uncategorized

Introduction  Family Promise is pleased to release this Request for Proposal for a consultant, evaluation firm and/or academic institution to conduct a multi-site evaluation to assess the impact and effectiveness of Homelessness Prevention (Prevention) programs and programs to divert families from emergency shelter into temporary or long-term housing (Shelter Diversion).  …

Union County Empowers Families on Path to Financial Wellness One Email at a Time

March 22, 2021 | Uncategorized

For a few hours each month, Jill Harris taps away at her keyboard, summarizing key personal finance concepts into short blurbs that are sent to almost 100 email inboxes twice each week. After reading a personal finance blog about delivering complex information to individuals, Harris was inspired last year to …

Claas Ehlers Speaks to Washington Post About D.C. Shelter Policies

March 15, 2021 | Uncategorized

Washington Post: The pandemic helped D.C. slash family homelessness. But a new crisis looms. This week The Washington Post published an article discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way Washington, D.C. assists families experiencing homelessness. The article describes changes to D.C.’s shelter system that have reduced the number …

Family Promise Responds to Severe Winter Weather

February 18, 2021 | Uncategorized

As severe winter weather impacts much of the U.S., including many areas unaccustomed to snow and ice, Family Promise Affiliates are working to ensure families experiencing homelessness have a warm place to sleep. Donate now to directly support Family Promise Affiliates working in these regions to provide shelter, prevention, and …