PIHN owns a house in a rapidly developing section of Germantown that was gifted to us 10 years ago. It has already been home to 5 families who are now homeowners and/or market rate tenants. The house is waiting for it’s next family but needs some structural rehab that must be done before we move in the Thomas family of 6. They have been in our shelter program for 6 months and were without a home for one year prior.
We are only $500 away! Our PIHN community has shown SO much support for our house rehab and as we are closing in on our online goal of $10,000, we owe it all to you! We are making tremendous progress with our house renovations and expect to move the Thomas Family into their new home within the next 3 weeks. Like all renovation projects, we have discovered a few new issues and would like to exceed our goal in order to minimize the loan amount. With just a little bit more to go, we can provide a comfortable living space for the Thomas family!
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“Homelessness Prevention, Housing, Shelter, Services, and Advocacy”
A large number of factors that are often out of our control—such as job loss and health crises—can easily change the financial status of an otherwise stable family. And it’s a growing problem. On any night of the year in Philadelphia, an estimated 1,000 to 1,300 children and their families are homeless.
With the worsening economy, families are finding themselves unable to make their rent or mortgage payments. And Philadelphia’s shelter system is stretched beyond capacity. Unfortunately, there is no simple solution or quick fix. Ending homelessness requires a holistic approach that begins with meeting immediate needs, and extends further to alleviate the root causes and help families achieve lasting independence. Our approach is highly effective. 92% of our families have succeeded in permanently overcoming homelessness.
Currently, Northeast Philadelphia has the second highest eviction rate in the city with more than 5,700 School District students living without a permanent place to call home last year. PIHN has recently put a fund together specifically to target preventing homelessness before it begins. Find more information on our Prevention Program HERE.