Greenville Housing Fund received $250,000 from TD Bank’s charitable giving arm, the TD Charitable Foundation’s 15th Annual Housing for Everyone grant program, for its Home Again partnership.
The program identifies families with school-aged children who are living in tenuous temporary situations in local motels, often after job loss, credit obstacles or eviction. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the numbers of Greenville County families forced to live in motels has increased.
“GHF is pleased to receive this support from TD Charitable Foundation to further the important Home Again program we have developed with United Housing Connections and United Way of Greenville County,” said Greenville Housing Fund president and CEO Bryan Brown. “The combination of case management with housing stabilization supports will allow COVID-19 impacted families with children to transition from substandard living conditions at hotels/motels into safe and stable housing. We know the need to provide housing stabilization for those at lower incomes who are most vulnerable to impact during the pandemic is great and continues to grow.”
The Home Again partnership offers a two-year program to help participant families move into safe, stable, long-term rentals with sliding-scale rents. They also receive long-term coaching, incentives and support designed to encourage self-sufficiency through building connections with job training programs, childcare, health care, financial management training, and other wraparound resources.
The program also offers landlord participants an insurance-like guarantee of rent payments through a master lease.
The TD Charitable Foundation awarded $4.9 million to 32 recipients for the 2020 Housing for Everyone program.