Prior to the pandemic, there were 9,000 people experiencing homelessness in the state of New Jersey. Estimates are that 40% of renter households are now unable to pay their rent, due to job loss or the economic hardships related to Covid-19. The Stout Report estimates that there will be 304,000 eviction filings when the moratorium ends, a 600% increase over pre-pandemic levels. The situation is dire for poor and low-income families.
FamilyPromise of Burlington County is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of families in crisis. We offer help and hope to our clients as they get back on their feet and our goal is to get every family into permanent housing. But WE NEED YOUR HELP. For the safety of our staff and our clients, we are sheltering our guests in motels. It is significantly more expensive than our traditional operating model, where we shelter guests in host churches. We want to continue to provide this vital service to families in need. Please donate to this campaign so we can continue our mission because EVERY CHILD DESERVES A HOME.