Preventing families from becoming homeless in the first place with
Shelter Diversion and Rental Assistance programs.
With more than 40% of Americans a $400 expense away from
financial distress, the threat of crisis looms closely for too many families. Preventing families from spiraling into homelessness
is an essential part of the Family Promise mission.
Family Promise affiliates offer a variety of strategies to ensure that the families
being served do not fall into the cycle of housing instability that can devastate
families and alter the course of children’s lives.
Prevention and Stabilization services include providing rental and utility assistance,
initiating landlord mediation to prevent eviction, employment support, transportation assistance, and other community-based approaches that keep families housed.
The national partnership with Clayton Homes' "A Future Begins at Home" initiative provides grant funding to affiliates to support prevention and diversion programs.