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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 …

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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 …

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February 13, 2023 | National News

Point-in-Time count reflects flattening homelessness as number still eclipses 580,00  Determining the number of those living unhoused in the US is largely left to the annual Point-in-Time Count, an annual count conducted during the last 10 days of January. Believed to produce a significant undercount, this method is only able …

She Found Inspiration From a Black Trailblazer. Now She’s Helping Family Promise Create Change. 

February 9, 2023 | National News

In honor of Black History Month, Family Promise is highlighting our Racial Justice Council members and their efforts to ensure racial equity is addressed at all levels of Family Promise’s work. Nakeshia Hedrick will never forget her kindergarten teacher. She was the person that inspired Hedrick to craft the goal …

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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 …

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February 3, 2023 | News

Animal shelter reunites owner with pet after owner became homeless  Not the least affected by the lack of affordable homes and rising costs for housing are pet owners. In January, a 4-year-old German Shepherd-Great Pyrenees mix named Lilo was found in Chattanooga, TN with a note attached to her collar …

Family Promise Announces New CEO

January 20, 2023 | National News

The Family Promise Board of Trustees is thrilled to announce Cheryl Schuch, CEO of Family Promise of Grand Rapids (MI), as the new CEO of Family Promise National. She will begin her new role on March 1 after a transition from her Affiliate.  “Cheryl brings an extraordinary combination of vision, …

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 …

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.  …

Clayton® Donates New Home to Family Promise of Lubbock, TX to Support Local Families Experiencing Homelessness

January 3, 2023 | Press Releases

The new off-site built home will be part of the non-profit’s transitional housing program, helping housing-insecure families in Lubbock County achieve long-term independence. LUBBOCK, TX, December 21, 2022 –  Clayton, a national builder of attainable housing, and Family Promise, a national nonprofit aimed at preventing family homelessness, are helping families …

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 …