The Latest in Housing News

April 10, 2023 | News

More than half of millennials now own a home, according to recent report  According to a recent report from RentCafe, more millennials now own their home than rent. The analysis details just more than half of millennials, or Gen Y – those born between 1981 and 1996 – are now …

Family Promise Appoints Michael Moody to Board of Trustees

April 5, 2023 | Press Releases

SUMMIT, NJ, April 5, 2023 – Family Promise, the leading national nonprofit working to prevent and end family homelessness, today announced the appointment of Michael Moody to the organization’s board of trustees.  Moody has served as the Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy since …

This Duo is Developing Nebraska’s First Family Promise Affiliate

March 31, 2023 | Affiliate News

Dr. Markeita Hope was first introduced to Family Promise in March of 2022. She was telling her law school professor about the family of seven she was helping to house in her Atlanta home. Her professor responded with, “That sounds a lot like Family Promise.”  “Little did my professor know …

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 …

A Housing Home Run

March 27, 2023 | Affiliate News

The Williamsons* had been doing everything right. Henry and Elaine had steady jobs, they’d lived in the same home for seven years and always paid their rent on time, and their son was thriving in elementary school.  But when both parents lost their jobs, they were unable to afford rent, …

What’s Trending in Housing?

March 27, 2023 | National News

Eviction Lab’s tracking system shows upward trend in evictions in real time  In 34 cities across 10 states, landlords filed almost 970,000 evictions in 2022, marking a 78.6% increase from 2021. Through data collected by its Eviction Tracking System, ETS, the Eviction Lab is tracking eviction hotspots in real time …

A Size 17 Cinderella Story

March 13, 2023 | Success Stories

In the tale of “Cinderella,” a prince goes looking for the girl whose foot perfectly fits the shoe. For 17-year-old Jeremy* at Family Promise of Beaverton, OR, it was all about finding the perfect shoe to fit his foot.  When Jeremy and his family came to Family Promise, he had …

Family Promise Receives $500,000 through Gerstner Philanthropies’ Helping Hands Program to Strengthen Homelessness Prevention & Shelter Diversion Practices 

March 10, 2023 | Press Releases

For a second year, Family Promise received a $500,000 Gerstner Philanthropies Helping Hands grant.  The Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Fund at Vanguard Charitable awarded the grant, which will enable Family Promise Affiliates to provide direct assistance to families with a one-time, emergency need so they can remain housed and avoid …

The Latest Housing News

March 4, 2023 | National News

NYC city agency bans sleeping overnight at youth drop-in centers In January, the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development issued a ban on sleeping overnight at the city’s various overnight drop-in centers. Citing matters of compliance dealing with health and safety and regulatory issues, the agency says …

Equity is at the Center of Claire Jefferson-Glipa’s Leadership Philosophy

February 28, 2023 | National News

In honor of Black History Month, Family Promise is highlighting our community members and their efforts to ensure racial equity is addressed at all levels of Family Promise’s work. Community engagement and activism is in Claire Jefferson-Glipa’s DNA.   “I come from a long line of civil rights activists and folks …

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 …

The Pitfalls of HUD’s Point-in-Time Count

February 23, 2023 | Affiliate News

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) recently published federal report on homelessness is harmful and misleading. On December 19, 2022, HUD released Part 1 of its Annual Homelessness Assessment Report (AHAR), stating that on a single night in January of 2022 just under 60,000 families were experiencing homelessness, …