Bridging Home – An intermediate solution to housing families
Bridging Home is a new program extension of our Temporary Housing (TH) Program, launched in 2019. Bridging Home addresses the continual need for affordable safe housing in Lawrence for low-income families who have additional barriers to obtaining market – rate housing and for which a voucher may not be possible. Bridging Home is designed to help qualified families overcome housing obstacles through leasing options and some additional funding supports along with supportive case management.
Finding safe, affordable housing post FPL programs is a continuous challenge for the families served. Many do not qualify for a voucher program for various reasons. Larger families and single income families have additional challenges. Finding landlords willing to work with families who lack good credit scores and poor rental histories is always difficult. Bridging Home is an intermediate solution for housing between the FPL Temporary Housing model and helping a family move towards permanent housing options.