BENEFITING: Community Housing Network, Inc.
ORGANIZER: Community Housing Network, Inc.
Community Housing Network, Inc. wrote -
We help thousands of people each year find safe, decent and affordable housing. However, many of the people we serve, particularly those who are homeless, encounter barriers that prevent them from getting a roof over head, and staying under that roof once they move into housing.
There is no funding for expenses such as security deposits and obtaining proof of identity, both of which are required to sign a lease.
Once participants move in, few have the essential items most of us take for granted that make a house a home. These include furniture; dishes, cookware, and utensils; small appliances; and personal care and cleaning products. Many people rely on the bus system as their primary means of transportation, and often don’t have bus fare.
Our Critical Needs Fund helps fill the gaps that can’t be met through any other funding. 100% of the donations to this fund are used to provide for the unmet needs of the people we serve.
Here is how you can help:
Your donation to our Critical Needs Fund can help set someone on the road to recovery, housing and employment. These are typical costs for some of the needs this fund meets:
- $1,000 – security deposit
- $600 – essential furnishings for a one-bedroom
- $250 – twin bed and bedding
- $100 – cookware and utensils, 4-piece place setting
- $66 – 31-day SMART pass
- $50 – cleaning supplies and personal care products
- $10-$50 – secure proof of identity