Exciting Family Promise of Lawrence Expansion News!
Family Promise of Lawrence (FPL) , in partnership with Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church (NSMBC), is expanding the FPL Temporary Housing Program by 4 additional units!
We currently have the use of 5 units in the City of Lawrence and in August, we are going to be able to have use of the 4-plex at 913 Tennessee Street – right across the parking lot from the Family Promise Day Center!
How does our Temporary Housing Program work?
Family Promise of Lawrence rents a property at below-market rates from private property owners and also pays utilities. The qualified guest families in the program have been a part of either of the FPL intake programs (Rotation and P515) will pay a small amount of monthly rent and utilities fees, all of which are well below market rate and never exceeding 30 percent of the family income. The purpose of this program is to allow qualifying guests of the Family Promise programs to move into a unit, continue working with our case management, participate in formal classwork, and practice the budgeting and financial literacy tools offered by Family Promise.
Each temporary housing unit is fully furnished. When families move on to their own, permanent housing, usually after a six to nine-month stay, they may take all the items from the unit they want with them. The unit is resupplied prior to the next family moving in.
The Temporary Housing Program has allowed us to more than double our capacity, and working with our partners, Ninth Street Missionary Baptist Church, we are going to almost double our Temporary Housing units!
The FPL tracked outcomes have shown that a temporary stay in this program is very successful. In 2016, 100 percent of the families who left the temporary housing program moved directly into their own permanent housing. FPL started this program in 2012, with the use of 2 units.
We Need Your Help!
And now we need your help to flip these 4 new units. If you’d like to see how you can help, please sign up on our Sign Up Genius link below:
If you’d like to sponsor one of the units financially? You can donate at: www.lawrencefamilypromise.org
If you’d like to learn more about this project: Almost Home – Project 913, please contact: