Housing First – Landlord Recruitment Initiative

Key to New HomeBroward County’s Homeless Initiative Partnership recently launched the Landlord Recruitment Initiative, a bold step to end homelessness in our community. All across the country, professionals who assist the homeless emphasize that homelessness can be solved by addressing the issue of housing first.

The initiative matches Broward County landlords who have homes to rent, with individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness. Rent is guaranteed by local government, state and federally funded programs that are implemented locally through Broward Partnership for the Homeless, Broward Outreach Center and members of the Broward County Homeless Initiative Partnership. Tenants are pre-screened and must demonstrate a commitment to achieving self-sufficiency.

Since the program’s inception last year, 72 landlords are on board and 161 families are housed and on route to a brighter future. More…