The Welcome Home Project was launched in November 2017 seeking to match 129 homeworthy individuals in Central Florida with permanent homes. This initiative is piloting an improved method for housing location and landlord recruitment along with a unique community-driven fundraising campaign to raise the $2,500.00 on average necessary to fund move-in costs for each of the 129 individuals.
In 7 months, Welcome Home partners housed 65 of the 129 individuals, demonstrating to the community the critical need for housing costing less than $900 per month.
The CFCH raised more than $141,000 for use by case managers to help individuals make each house a home. These funds were used for move-in costs, assistance with utilities, furniture, etc.