FPL launched our Prevention Program in 2017 initially as the Community Housing Connection, and grew it substantially through a grant award from Help Us Move In (HUMI) Foundation and our National Family Promise office. This grant allowed us to grow our programs and utilize best practices learned throughout the National FP network.
When 2020 hit, we had in place all the right components to move quickly to help families stay housed during the pandemic. Our work expanded beyond families when we formed the Housing Stabilization Collaborative (HSC) through a partnership with Tenants to Homeowners. The HSC grew to include other local human services partners along with the The Chamber Lawrence, KS. With CARES funding, HSC was able to serve nearly 500 households with rental assistance during the last part of 2020.
The HSC continues and is supported by funding from grants as well as the City and County. The HSC now sits under the umbrella organization United Way, Douglas County. Family Promise of Lawrence and Tenants to Homeowners serve on an advisory board for the HSC.