Eviction & Homeless Prevention as a Critical Component of Community Preservation & Housing Equity for Low Income Renters

Eviction & Homeless Prevention as a Critical Component of Community Preservation & Housing Equity for Low Income Renters

Housing preservation for low income renters who are at risk for eviction and homelessness is at the heart of achieving equitable housing in Philadelphia’s housing marketplace.

The National Housing Preservation database indicates that close to 500,000 federally-assisted apartments and rental homes are reaching the end of their subsidy contracts and affordability restrictions in the next five years. Coupled with the loss of affordable units, Philadelphia is experiencing a crisis of evictions. In 2015, close to 8% of all renters in Philadelphia experienced an eviction. By comparison, in New York City, 2% of all renters in 2015 were evicted.

This webinar will describe how HELP USA has helped keep NYC’s eviction rate among the lowest in the country by highlighting its very successful homeless prevention program, Homebase. The positive outcomes from HELP USA’s 14 years as a HomeBase homeless prevention provider clearly illustrate the impact and success of homeless prevention services.

Presenters:
Daniel Farrell, SVP Homeless Prevention, Diversion and Research

Renee Fueller, Executive Director HELP USA’s Homebase I Program

Tina Goodrich, Program Director HELP USA’s New Beginning Program

September 28th, 2018

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