Greenville Housing Fund has been named one of 32 recipients of the 15th Annual Housing For Everyone grant program from the TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, for the innovative Home Again partnership.
The Home Again partnership, a joint venture of Greenville Housing Fund and United Housing Connections, identifies families with school-aged children who are living in tenuous temporary situations in local motels, often after job loss, credit obstacles, or eviction. The numbers of Greenville County families forced to live in motels has increased dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Home Again participant families move into safe, stable, long-term rentals with sliding-scale rents, and receive long-term coaching, incentives, and support designed to encourage self-sufficiency. Throughout the two-year program, families also build connections to job training programs, child care, health care, financial management training, and other wraparound resources, with the goal of achieving permanent housing stability. In a unique program feature, landlord-participants receive an insurance-like guarantee of rent payments through a master- lease with the Home Again program.