Families Forward

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Families Forward is a rapid re-housing assistance program to assist working families transition quickly from homelessness to independent living. Families are supported for one year to achieve sustainability. 

Who is eligible?

  • Families must be homeless (in a shelter, under threat of imminent eviction or doubled up).
  • Families must have at least one child in the home under 18 years of age.
  • Families must have a baseline form of income.

How does it work?

  • Clients choose their own apartment.
  • Common Ground pays for 12 months of rent on a graduated basis until families have full responsibility at the end of the year.
  • Families receive one-on-one support during the year to focus on budgeting and family goals.

How is it different?

  • Collaborative
  • Unique
  • Relationship-Focused
  • Supportive