We're all neighbors. Stimulus Giving for the Most Vulnerable.
We need to come together and support our most vulnerable neighbors in these challenging times. Right now, the IRS is sending CARES Act stimulus checks to millions of Americans. We are asking you, if you are able, to donate all or part of your stimulus check to help people who are at-risk of or experiencing homelessness. If you aren't getting a stimulus check, donate whatever you can to support the most at-risk groups.
How do you Stay Home if you don’t have one?
We are united in asking people to wash hands, stay home, and practice strict social distancing -- and yet the most vulnerable populations are least able to follow these guidelines. The nation’s homeless rely on emergency shelters and food pantries to survive, but these safety nets are overcrowded and overwhelmed.
Our vulnerable neighbors are more likely to be immunocompromised than the general population and recently released data from the CDC shows that racial minorities and poor communities disproportionately suffer complications and death from this disease. It is clear that people experiencing homelessness are far more susceptible than the rest of us.
On top of this, pervasive ongoing financial hardships are putting many more families at risk of losing their home. Research shows that there are 43.8 million renter households in the U.S., and nearly 50 percent of them entered this crisis already unable to afford their rent.
Our most vulnerable neighbors need our help now more than ever.
What will your donation support?
Using the drop-down menus to the right, you can select the type of program you are interested in supporting, including: emergency housing, food assistance, or eviction prevention support. HousingFirst Lab has done the research for you and identified highly-ranked organizations placing people experiencing homelessness in emergency housing, feeding those in need, and working to keep people in their homes. You can also choose which one of six major metro areas you wish your donation to benefit.
Our pledge is to make sure 100% of your donation - minus Donorbox or credit card fees - makes it to the organization best suited to achieve the objective you identified. Based on our research, we know that a $100 donation can (on average) provide a night in a hotel or motel room for people experiencing homelessness and a $1,000 donation can (on average) help keep a family in their homes with eviction prevention support.
Supporting HousingFirst Lab
If you choose, you can make a donation directly to HousingFirst Lab by selecting, “I want to support HousingFirst Lab!” in the drop-down menu. A donation to HousingFirst Lab will be used to fund programs in Denver focused on leveraging data, resources, and talent to expand long-term housing opportunities for people experiencing homelessness.
We’re all neighbors. Help keep our entire community safe and donate today.
HousingFirst Lab will not keep any of the funding (except those necessary to pay fees associated with this platform or donations tagged as "I want to support HousingFirst Lab"). We will commit 100% of the net proceeds to organizations and programs in your selected areas working on the thematic area (emergency housing, food assistance, eviction prevention) you choose. We realize how difficult this time is for many of the families in our community - we simply want to help fantastic providers on the ground reach more people, with more services, as quickly as possible.