P.O. Box 7151, Burbank, CA 91510
Admin: 818.562.7778 & Shelter/Services: 818.847.1547 info@FamilyPromiseVerdugos.org

Burbank Rapid Rehousing: Year #1 A Success

In July 2018, the city of Burbank funded Family Promise with $45k from Community Development Block grant funds to implement a new Rapid Rehousing program for local homeless families. The original grant was written to help support 5 homeless familieswith Family Promise contributing funds to assist them with rental assistance. Since the inception of the program, we have helped a total of 10 families. Of the ten, three families were able to take on their apartment leases far earlier than we projected. Executive Director Albert Hernandez attributes the success to the intensive case management provided by his staff, saying, “The staff are building trust with the families and, in turn, the families are taking the advice very seriously and are willing to learn.” The entire Family Promise staff are proud of the success of the families and hope to secure a 2nd year of funding from the Community Development Block Grant this upcoming July.