EDEN staff see firsthand every day how important it is to both personal and public health that everyone has a safe and stable place to live. We are working harder than ever to meet the rising need for affordable housing in our community – a need that only continues to grow as COVID-19 spreads, threatening public health and economic security.
We depend on the generosity and support of friends and partners like you to continue meeting the increasing demand for our services.
In the month of April alone:
- We moved seven formerly chronically homeless residents, who traditionally experience the most significant barriers to housing, into permanent supportive housing buildings.
- We housed a total of 45 households from shelter (27 families, 17 single adults and one single youth).
- We are currently providing 328 households with temporary rental assistance.
- We housed one family and three single adults directly from shelter into a unit with a permanent housing voucher.
- We transitioned five families from a temporary housing program to a permanent housing program due to their vulnerability and need for additional assistance to avoid re-entering homelessness.
- We housed five clients returning to the community from prison.
- We assisted 10 households with one-time assistance for a security deposit and/or first month’s rent in order to get them into a permanent unit.
- We assisted six families with utility bills, back rent due, application fees and security deposits.
- We assisted one young adult with a security deposit to move in to a new unit and one with assistance with back rent so they did not return to shelter.
- We completed orientations with 10 new clients approved for a permanent housing voucher.
- We assisted our first group of clients with OHFA Funds, relieving six households of back rent that was due and catching them up to current using Emergency Rental Payments.
We serve over 4,000 households every year, and we’ve never stopped working to provide housing solutions to those facing homelessness and housing insecurity. But the needs are ongoing, and increasing – and we need your support to continue meeting them.
A tenant of one of EDEN’s scattered site properties has two teenage sons, and typically relies heavily on the school lunch program to supplement meals for her kids. She had found herself struggling to keep them fed since the shutdown began. Recognizing this critical need, EDEN’s Property Manager for Scattered Sites surprised her and other families with gift cards to Dave’s Markets to help ease the burden of keeping their families fed. Supporting families in securing affordable housing, and stepping in when we see a need beyond housing that we can help with – that’s what we call success, every day.
One of EDEN’s properties in Cleveland