Partners in Housing helps people who are experiencing homelessness to secure and retain permanent housing through our network of private landlords.
Our social change idea is to use the business sector to solve a social sector issue. Instead of relying on social service practices alone to address homelessness, PHS draws on landlords and the private housing market to fill in the substantial gaps not covered by the social service model. Because we work with clients who are farther along in their ability to maintain permanent housing, we take some of the pressure off the public housing system by freeing up units that can then be used for the most disadvantaged and hard to house.
Chris & Drea In 2015, I was met with the lowest point of my life. My children were in foster care, I was on probation, and I did not have a stable living situation or the credit to support my current issues from being resolved. With the care of Landlord Liaison (now PHS) and New Beginnings, I was given an opportunity to plant my feet firmly on the ground and rebuild my life. My liaison created a relationship with gracious landlords that wanted to help someone like me. I was given a chance. For 27 months, I have been blessed to have a roof over my head, food on the table, and the case management necessary to retain my living situation. Without these programs, I would not have the ability to start the process of becoming a first-time homeowner, and for that, I am forever indebted.