Family Promise In the News

August 2, 2022

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 continues to widen, Family Promise of Irving, TX executive director Aubrey Pi recently spoke with the Dallas Business Journal on how this reality has affected a population with a history of difficulty accessing affordable housing. The 2021 Out of Reach report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition finds those earning minimum wage in Texas would need to work 100 hours a week to afford a one-bedroom apartment at fair market rate. Understanding the wage gap problem is priority, Pi says, noting that homelessness does not begin with eviction, but rather as rents increase much more rapidly than wages. (WFAA 8

Family Promise of Hall County Gives Back to Community

Despite the turbulence of the current economy, Family Promise of Hall County (GA) continues to provide free essentials to the communities it serves through its Family Food Market. Fusing the food market with the Diaper Bank, Marketing and Experience Manager Olivia Paul says the site has prioritized the ease of accessibility for the location’s clients. As needs continue and inventory fluctuates, Paul says the location has continued to build lasting community partnerships. Hall County will also launch a “specialty shop” aimed at rewarding its clients for utilizing reusable totes to transport groceries. (The Times, Gainesville, Ga.

Eagle Count Donates School Supplies to Family Promise Affiliate

Member of Boy Scout Troop 300 in Aberdeen, OR, Isaiah Huffman, recently received his Eagle Scout Award after dedicating his Eagle Scout project to providing Family Promise of Moore County with school backpacks filled with school supplies. Attended by Family Promise executive director Peggy Hendrix, Huffman’s Eagle Scout ceremony was held June 25 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen.  (The Pilot) 

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