100 Homeless Families in Georgia Slated to Receive Assistance with Obtaining Permanent Housing

April 24, 2018

ATLANTA – An innovative partnership between the Georgia Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, operated by the Division of Family & Children Services Office of Family Independence, the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Regional Operations, Region 4, and Atlanta’s Continuum of Care, led by Partners for HOME Inc., has resulted in a $1.18 million request for proposals to assist homeless families within the city of Atlanta.

Atlanta’s Continuum of Care, led by Partners for HOME Inc., in partnership with sub-grantee partners, Project Community Connections, Inc. and Chris180, will be providing rapid re-housing services to TANF-eligible homeless families within the city of Atlanta. This project will infuse significant resourcing into the Atlanta community by serving at least 100 homeless families. 

This partnership is focused on addressing housing instability for families in crisis by implementing a rapid re-housing strategy that helps families quickly exit homelessness and return to permanent housing. Homeless families involved in the child-welfare system or TANF-eligible families will receive priority services. Participating families will receive comprehensive case management, connection to education and employment opportunities, connection to permanent housing and rental subsidy, and other supportive services. The partnership will utilize a multi-generational approach focusing services to increase families’ economic mobility.

DFCS Director, Virginia Pryor stated, “When we envisioned a State of Hope, it was our desire to engage a broad base of community stakeholders to transform the lives of Georgia’s most vulnerable. Rapid Rehousing represents the collaborative efforts of leaders of nonprofits, philanthropies, government, businesses and communities putting us squarely in reach of achieving our vision.”

About Partners for Home
Partners for HOME Inc. is a nonprofit organization that brings together public and private resources to create and implement a collective strategic plan to make homelessness in Atlanta rare, brief, and non-recurring. As the implementation lead for Atlanta’s Continuum of Care, it works with nonprofit, government and business leaders to zero in on a shared, consistent and measured approach to create housing solutions for everyone.

For more information about the strategic plan and member agencies that work to address housing instability, check out: www.partnersforhome.org.

About the Department of Family and Children Services:
DFCS administers The Georgia Food Stamp Program (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a federally-funded program that provides monthly benefits to low-income households to help pay for the cost of food. DFCS is responsible for issuance of SNAP, Medicaid, TANF and childcare assistance to low-income families; assistance for out-of-work parents to help them get back on their feet as well as multiple support services and programs to help families in need.   

To locate a county DFCS office, visit http://dfcs.georgia.gov/county-offices. For additional information and updates, please visit www.dfcs.georgia.gov or visit the DFCS Facebook page at www.facebook.com/gadfcs

About the Administration for Children and Families, Region 4
ACF promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities with over 60 programs which includes Head Start, Child Welfare, Foster Care Adoption, Child Care, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Child Support, and Runaway and Homeless Youth. ACF Region IV provides executive leadership for cross-cutting program issues, emergency preparedness and response, Human Trafficking, Economic Upward Mobility, and Homelessness Initiatives. ACF Region 4 fulfills ACF’s greater mission of improving the economic and social well-being of families, individuals and communities through our work with states, tribes, non-profit organizations, and community and faith-based service providers.

For more information about ACF Region 4, check out: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/oro/regional-offices/region4