We’re seeing promising results from participants in the Northside Supportive Housing for Families program. They prove out the growing understanding that stable housing is a key to kids doing well in school, parents being more successful in work and overall family well-being. Here are some current successes of note:
- 5 have experienced their longest stay in one apartment – 2 for an average of 33 months compared to 3 months previously.
- 4 received their GED & 4 enrolled in post-secondary school – important for opening up higher paying job opportunities.
- 10 opened a bank account & 4 started paying down debt – building towards economic stability.
- 3 got their driver’s license – an achievement in process and the increased access and flexibility to get to work.
- 6 are receiving their highest wages in their lives – an average of $10.76/hour.
One resident stated in regards to her financial debt, “I used to just think who cares I’m going to die sometime anyway. Now I want to pay it off so I can save money and help my kids.” Since moving into Alliance Housing, this resident has paid off $13,000 of her $17,000 in debt!