With mortgage and rent moratoriums as well as unemployment extensions coming to an end, it’s no secret that housing stability is a primary concern.

This is exactly why tens of billions of federal dollars have been allocated to municipalities through the American Rescue Plan Act and programs like Emergency Rental Assistance.

Here’s the challenge, many people are at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure or eviction, especially low-to-moderate income people of color.

With mortgage and rent moratoriums as well as unemployment extensions coming to an end, it’s no secret that housing stability is a primary concern.

This is exactly why tens of billions of federal dollars have been allocated to municipalities through the American Rescue Plan Act and programs like Emergency Rental Assistance.

Here’s the challenge, many people are at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure or eviction, especially low-to-moderate income people of color.

HOW can local governments and entities quickly and effectively get help to the people that need it most, before it’s too late?

Many local entities do NOT have the resources and infrastructure in place to fulfill the federal mandate. This is where HomeFree-USA comes in. We help local governments reach people and properly utilize the funding.

HomeFree-USA is a seasoned nonprofit organization with a national affiliate network that has partnered with government agencies to facilitate this work, from California to Maryland. Most recently, the National League of Cities partnered with HomeFree-USA to help implement federal relief funds.

We work closely with local staff to customize turnkey programs to the constituents they know best. We bring the expertise and resources needed to get new federally-funded programs up and running, expand existing programs, and get the word out to the communities, fast.

HOW can local governments and entities quickly and effectively get help to the people that need it most, before it’s too late?

Many local entities do NOT have the resources and infrastructure in place to fulfill the federal mandate. This is where HomeFree-USA comes in. We help local governments reach people and properly utilize the funding.

HomeFree-USA is a seasoned nonprofit organization with a national affiliate network that has partnered with government agencies to facilitate this work, from California to Maryland. Most recently, the National League of Cities partnered with HomeFree-USA to help implement federal relief funds.

We work closely with local staff to customize turnkey programs to the constituents they know best. We bring the expertise and resources needed to get new federally-funded programs up and running, expand existing programs, and get the word out to the communities, fast.

HOW can local governments and entities quickly and effectively get help to the people that need it most, before it’s too late?

Many local entities do NOT have the resources and infrastructure in place to fulfill the federal mandate. This is where HomeFree-USA comes in. We help local governments reach people and properly utilize the funding.

HomeFree-USA is a seasoned nonprofit organization with a national affiliate network that has partnered with government agencies to facilitate this work, from California to Maryland. Most recently, the National League of Cities partnered with HomeFree-USA to help implement federal relief funds.

We work closely with local staff to customize turnkey programs to the constituents they know best. We bring the expertise and resources needed to get new federally-funded programs up and running, expand existing programs, and get the word out to the communities, fast.

Programs We’ve Implemented & Managed

California

The State of California brought HomeFree-USA in to assist with the disbursement of state funds, to support their local nonprofits as they assist renters and homeowners in distress. Like all states, California brings a unique set of circumstances, including expensive housing and widely diverse populations.

Cobb County selected HomeFree-USA to create and manage programs for both homeowners and renters, using the CARES Act and other funds. The programs needed to meet county and federal government income range and benefit amount parameters. This required upfront collection of information from beneficiaries to qualify them for the program.

Cobb County, Georgia

The HomeFree-USA team brings 20+ years’ of deep experience with managing federal funding and creating and developing program structures. We regularly navigate federal reporting requirements and bring systems to track and communicate the necessary information.

Programs We’ve Implemented & Managed

California

The State of California brought HomeFree-USA in to assist with the disbursement of state funds, to support their local nonprofits as they assist renters and homeowners in distress. Like all states, California brings a unique set of circumstances, including expensive housing and widely diverse populations.

Cobb County selected HomeFree-USA to create and manage programs for both homeowners and renters, using the CARES Act and other funds. The programs needed to meet county and federal government income range and benefit amount parameters. This required upfront collection of information from beneficiaries to qualify them for the program.

Cobb County, Georgia

The HomeFree-USA team brings 20+ years’ of deep experience with managing federal funding and creating and developing program structures. We regularly navigate federal reporting requirements and bring systems to track and communicate the necessary information.

What makes the HomeFree-USA national network of affiliated agencies so powerful?

We often have multiple partners per state, each addressing specific populations. Our local affiliates provide the needed expertise on the best ways to reach people on the ground. 

In addition to serving in a strategic and advisory capacity, HomeFree-USA also provided homeownership advisors to work directly with California residents to connect them to homeowner assistance programs and LMI mortgage options through our partnerships with major lenders, as well as through our homeownership and credit preparation educational programs.

What makes the HomeFree-USA national network of affiliated agencies so powerful?

We often have multiple partners per state, each addressing specific populations. Our local affiliates provide the needed expertise on the best ways to reach people on the ground. 

In addition to serving in a strategic and advisory capacity, HomeFree-USA also provided homeownership advisors to work directly with California residents to connect them to homeowner assistance programs and LMI mortgage options through our partnerships with major lenders, as well as through our homeownership and credit preparation educational programs.

What makes the HomeFree-USA national network of affiliated agencies so powerful?

We often have multiple partners per state, each addressing specific populations. Our local affiliates provide the needed expertise on the best ways to reach people on the ground. 

In addition to serving in a strategic and advisory capacity, HomeFree-USA also provided homeownership advisors to work directly with California residents to connect them to homeowner assistance programs and LMI mortgage options through our partnerships with major lenders, as well as through our homeownership and credit preparation educational programs.

Let’s Transform Lives & Keep Families in Their Homes 

At the end of the day, what matters most is the impact we can have on the people we serve.

Frieda Williams, a Homeownership Advisor, shared that, when the clients finally get through and hear a human voice, they breathe a sigh of relief. “It’s such a burden lifted from them. A single father said to me, “You know, I’m a single dad, I can’t be placed out in the streets with my child.” He had been so frustrated by the program qualification process, but when the funds finally came through, he broke down in tears.”

When you’re afraid of losing your home, it’s hard to think about anything else.

Marcus Purnell, another Homeownership Advisor, had a client who, furloughed at the start of the shutdown, had been without employment for months. “Her stress level, being behind on rent, made it hard for her at interviews. She couldn’t concentrate. When the funding was provided, her stress was lifted… She could now go and interview with a clear conscience. Relieved of worry, she could apply and interview with confidence—and that made all the difference. She quickly landed a job.”

We CAN do this, together!

If you are a state, county, or other local government entity, that wants to get help to your at-risk communities, but need guidance and assistance to quickly, efficiently, and effectively take advantage of federal funding, contact us today.

Contact Us Today

Let’s Transform Lives & Keep Families in Their Homes 

At the end of the day, what matters most is the impact we can have on the people we serve.

Frieda Williams, a Homeownership Advisor, shared that, when the clients finally get through and hear a human voice, they breathe a sigh of relief. “It’s such a burden lifted from them. A single father said to me, “You know, I’m a single dad, I can’t be placed out in the streets with my child.” He had been so frustrated by the program qualification process, but when the funds finally came through, he broke down in tears.”

When you’re afraid of losing your home, it’s hard to think about anything else.

Marcus Purnell, another Homeownership Advisor, had a client who, furloughed at the start of the shutdown, had been without employment for months. “Her stress level, being behind on rent, made it hard for her at interviews. She couldn’t concentrate. When the funding was provided, her stress was lifted… She could now go and interview with a clear conscience. Relieved of worry, she could apply and interview with confidence—and that made all the difference. She quickly landed a job.”

We CAN do this, together!

If you are a state, county, or other local government entity, that wants to get help to your at-risk communities, but need guidance and assistance to quickly, efficiently, and effectively take advantage of federal funding, contact us today.

Contact Us Today