Partnership to support families experiencing homelessness across the United States
SUMMIT, NJ — May 1, 2020 — Family Promise is proud to announce the selection of ten Family Promise Affiliates as grant recipients in a national partnership between Family Promise and HUMI, a Washington state-based nonprofit working with communities to fund and create programs helping families facing housing crises.
The model is based on the shared beliefs of the two organizations that a combination of case management, opportunity, and community can empower the families we serve toward self-sufficiency. The mission of the partnership is simple: to ensure children are Homeless No More.
Here’s how it works: Each participating Affiliate receives a $20,000 Homeless No More Challenge Grant from HUMI over two years ($10,000 per year) to launch a program aimed at sustainable prevention and rehousing for families experiencing homelessness. Each Affiliate must raise an initial $10,000 before HUMI awards its $10,000 grant. Further, the Affiliate is then expected to engage the community and match the funds with another $20,000 in the following year. This double challenge match is designed to reinforce a self-sustaining habit of contributions from the community going forward.
32 Family Promise Affiliates have received HUMI funds since 2016, serving more than 2,121 families, including 4,809 children. Together, the HUMI Grant matching model, along with community donations in the 32 locations, has raised over $2.4 million to assist families with stable housing.
“Because of our partnership with HUMI, we have prevented thousands more families from experiencing homelessness or were able to help them achieve housing more quickly,” said Family Promise CEO, Claas Ehlers.
Help Us Move In Executive Director Sarah Scherer is enthusiastic about the two organizations working together. “Help Us Move In is pleased to continue the successful partnership with our unique matching program assisting Family Promise Affiliates across the country, knowing that there will be fresh hope towards housing stability for struggling families in 20 new locations,” she said.
Clayton, a national home builder of site-built and off-site built homes, is also joining this partnership for the first time and is underwriting portions of the grant for several participating Affiliates.
Full list of participating Affiliates:
- Family Promise of Athens, GA
- Family Promise of Baldwin County, AL
- Family Promise of Berks County, PA
- Family Promise of Gallatin Valley, MT
- Family Promise of Greater Phoenix, AZ
- Family Promise of Greater Washington County, OR
- Family Promise of Greater Wichita, KS
- Family Promise of Shenandoah County, VA
- Family Promise of Southern Ocean County, NJ
- Hope House of Manitowoc County, WI
ABOUT FAMILY PROMISE NATIONAL
Family Promise envisions a nation in which every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future. What began as a local initiative in Summit, NJ, has become a national movement that involves 200,000 volunteers and served more than 111,000 family members in 2019. Family Promise will change the future for 1 million children by 2030. For more information about Family Promise, please visit FamilyPromise.org.
ABOUT HELP US MOVE IN
Help Us Move In, Inc (HUMI) is a 501c3 non-profit, established to assist qualifying community service providers via unique matching grants and program-building support to create sustainable housing stability solutions across the United States for children to be Homeless No More. In the last 20 years, HUMI Grant Programs are in 51 U.S locations that have helped 8,251 children from 3,707 families and with community support, we will have raised over 4 million to help eradicate childhood homelessness. Please visit helpusmovein.org for more information.
Founded in 1956, Clayton is committed to opening doors to a better life and building happyness® through homeownership. As a diverse builder committed to quality and durability, Clayton offers traditional site-built homes and off-site built housing – including modular homes, manufactured homes, CrossMod™ homes, tiny homes, college dormitories, military barracks and apartments. All Clayton Built® homes are proudly designed, engineered and assembled in America. In 2019, Clayton built 51,964 homes across the country. Clayton is a Berkshire Hathaway company. For more information, visit claytonhomes.com.