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’re well over halfway, closing in on our online goal of $10,000 to minimize the amount of money we need to borrow for repairs and move them in shortly. A generous donor has offered a dollar to dollar match for the next $1,000 in online donations! Will you help us end the Thomas’ 19 months of homelessness?
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Thank you for participating in creating an affordable home for
a wonderful, hard-working family!
☀️ Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network ☀️
“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. Please read through our website to learn more about our program.