Addressing Family Chronic Homelessness
Posted: Thu, Dec 15 2022 12:00 am
The Keystone in Eugene, Oregon, is providing permanent supportive housing for families experiencing chronic homelessness. The property became a reality through the partnership of Homes for Good, the public housing authority for Lane County; the county; and ShelterCare, a nonprofit that provides supportive services to low-income populations.
Since the community was completed in August 2021, 15 families who were previously homeless now have a place to call home.
“Since being housed, one mother was able to find a job as she no longer had to worry about finding a home for her and her children. Since then, she has signed up for the Family Self-Sufficiency Program in hopes of further pursuing financial independence,” noted the nomination. “This development can be replicated in any city where partnerships between government and nonprofit sectors unite for the benefit of those who need housing the most.”Click here to learn more about The Keystone.