Since 1991, HomeStretch has been guiding working homeless families toward increased self-reliance and stability. We provide supportive housing and programs that equip working families to regain and sustain permanent housing.
HomeStretch was founded to address the fundamental issues contributing to family homelessness in the greater north metro Atlanta area and to assist rent-burdened families facing housing crises. The need for HomeStretch services has also grown. Today, the poverty rate in Georgia tops 18% and is even higher for single mothers. Over 26% of our children live in poverty. Single parents, earning minimum wage, are forced to spend more than 30% of their income on housing leaving very little for food, clothing, utilities, transportation, childcare and medical care. One unexpected expense will be devastating.
We are making a difference through a comprehensive supportive housing program and have been recognized for effectiveness by the following organizations as well as many others.
HomeStretch’s staff harnesses all of our resources – housing, services, volunteer force, funders, donors, and more – to help families identify the assets they possess, the gaps where help is needed, and strategies for stability that lead to sustainable permanent housing.