We are excited to announce that Hamilton Family Center (HFC) was awarded a new contract with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs to provide family-focused Supportive Services to veteran families over a three year period from October 2014 – October 2017. This funding will support an expansion of our outreach and engagement services for such families and will allow us to rapidly re-house 50 to 60 homeless veteran families per year with eviction prevention and short-term rental assistance.
Furthermore, HFC has received additional funding from the City and County of San Francisco to serve 12 homeless families though our rapid re-housing program. This funding was approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors due to the advocacy of the Homeless Emergency Service Providers Association (HESPA), co-chaired by HFC’s Deputy Director, Devra Edelman.
Through these two new grants, HFC will be receiving over $500,000 annually to expand and leverage our homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing services. Together with current funding, HFC can annually prevent evictions for 90 households and provide 125 homeless families with rental subsidies and move-in assistance. This is an important step in our efforts to eliminate the waitlist for family shelter so that every child in San Francisco has a safe place to sleep.
We look forward to working with you on the expansion of our services to increase our impact on ending family homelessness in San Francisco!