"Housing First" means helping people in difficult situations
June 2018 IN THIS ISSUE: What happened (just this week); Improved traffic signage protects participants; Volunteer Information Meeting; Volunteer service--all ages; Yes, a national housing crisis; How you can help us; Evicted by Matthew Desmond; How many people suffering homelessness have we helped this year?
Traffic Calming Lights Will Protect Our Program Participants
New flashing red lights are installed and in action on the stop signs in one of our important program neighborhoods. This heavily-crossed yet difficult intersection will be safer, thanks to our city officials and elected leaders. Visit our website for the full story!
Local Volunteers Power Our Service
Students from Jordan School in Rock Island planted a vegetable garden for our participants. United Way Day of Caring participants from John Deere deep cleaned our Shelter. With this help, we can do MORE things, more effectively to help our participants who are experiencing homelessness.
DID YOU KNOW?
In the U.S., there’s a shortage of 7.2 million rental homes that extremely low income (ELI) renters can afford.
Eleven million ELI renter households spend more than half of their incomes on housing.
There are only 35 affordable and available rental homes for every 100 ELI households nationwide.
No state has enough affordable rental housing for the lowest income renters.
Justone out of four eligible low income households receives federal housing assistance.
John Deere Classic's Birdies for Charity program really helps us help people experiencing homelessness. Donate directly at the Birdies for Charity program WEBSITE. Type "Humility" into the Search box and #1687 'Humility of Mary Shelter' will appear. That helps both our agencies. Thank you for your support!
How Many Local People Suffering Homelessness Did We Help this year (so far)?