“It’s hard to ask for help when we’ve never needed it before. When my husband lost his job, we weren’t sure we were going to make it through. This was just what we needed to stay in our home and get back on our feet. We are blessed to live in a community that cares so much.” --HPI Client
Founded in 2001, the Homelessness Prevention Initiative provides rental assistance to members of our community who face the loss of their housing through unforeseen emergencies. For those who earn a marginal income or work in service sector jobs, homelessness is just one rent payment away. When work hours are reduced, when a job is lost or a child requires expensive emergency care, making that rent payment may not be possible.
Each household requires an average of $277 (based on 2011 figures) in one-time housing support to avoid becoming homeless, and through support and education the vast majority of recipients successfully remain in their homes three months after receiving emergency rental assistance.
Our ability to act quickly is very much based on our structure as an independent, locally funded non-profit. Because Homelessness Prevention Initiative receives no direct Federal funding, we are able to develop our own criteria specific to local factors impacting homelessness.
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