STORY OF SUCCESS
Kimberly and her two sons shared a very small living space in a motel when she was connected to Community Restoration Project through her children’s school. Kimberly says the best part about the program was getting her own apartment and her kids having their own space. While in the program, she benefited from group therapy. Since then, she has increased her income by becoming a general manager. The best advice Kimberly wants to give to others in motels is to not give up.
A Motel to Home Participant
Families that have stable income and at least one school-aged child, living or staying in extended stays or motels can qualify for CRP's subsidy program. This program provides housing and subsidized rent for one year. CRP master leases the apartment with the hope that they can get the lease in their name after completing the program. Families must participate in one counseling session a month, 8 hours of community service each month as a way of giving back, and meet with their caseworkers once a month.