On any given night in Palm Beach County, there are 1,500 homeless individuals,
and 68% of these individuals are unsheltered. 

You can make a difference!

Support Affordable Housing

 

Did you know that Palm Beach County has had an average annual loss of 17,167 affordable housing units since 2014 due to market appreciation? And did you know a single parent making minimum wage would have to work 3.3 full times jobs to afford the average Palm Beach County rent of $1,862?

The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a part of the Build Back Better Framework, was signed into law on November 15, 2021. This $1.2 trillion plan will provide funding to improve our roads, bridges, ports, public transportation, as well as internet access, electric vehicles, and “green infrastructure” impacting the day-to-day lives for so many! The social spending component, including allocations for affordable housing, is forthcoming.

Now’s the time to advocate! Please thank your legislators for supporting the bipartisan infrastructure bill, and ask them to support affordable housing. Click the link below to take action:

Click here to take action

Click here To read the White House’s Framework

Click the “Action Now” button to help ensure critical affordable housing investments say in the Build Back Better bill.

Learn more about the build back better bill here

US Interagency Council on Homelessness

The Lord’s Place is helping to inform the US Interagency Council on Homelessness’ next federal strategic plan on homelessness. A recent publication outlines the USICH core values and their process to address homelessness in our nation. The Lord’s Place shares the USICH’s core values, and is at the forefront of providing information to inform the new federal strategic plan on homelessness. Gathering information from our programs, our clients, and our community, The Lord’s Place has provided guidance to the USICH to inform their practices and policies.

Click here for more information on the US interagency council on homelessness

 

Voting Rights

It is our civic duty to vote. It is also a privilege that too often is taken from so many. Did you know: “1 in every 16 African Americans has lost their voting rights due to felony disenfranchisement laws, vs. 1 in every 59 non-black voters.” Florida holds restrictions on voting rights for those in prison, on parole, on probation, and during post-sentencing.

Learn more about voting rights here

The Lord’s Place engages in advocacy and systemic reform initiatives to advance the interests of people experiencing homelessness and those who are formerly incarcerated. To learn more about homelessness, get involved in the conversation, and to take action, please visit The Lord’s Place Advocacy website for updates, events, and information.

Life is complicated. But at The Lord’s Place, we are clearing the way for our clients.
With your support, we can help our clients access housing, employment, and a fresh start.
Looking toward the future, we are confident and hopeful as we build a new campus for our clients, programs, and services.
With you on our team, we are removing obstacles and helping individuals
and families navigate their journey out of homelessness.
 Together, nothing can stop us from clearing the way.