This month the DeLand Housing Authority opened its applications for Section 8 Housing. Low-income families living in the state of Florida can apply for affordable housing through Section 8, also known as Housing Choice Voucher Program. The program offers financial assistance to struggling households so that they can afford to pay for their housing. The assistance can be used for paying a portion of rent or even buying a new home.
The DeLand Housing Authority has extended a special preference to our clients in DeLand because of their homeless status and the reputation of our program. Five of the seven families living at our DeLand Campus had their applications accepted and will now start looking for affordable housing.
Family Renew Community is very blessed to receive donations for our families and thrift store. We receive everything from food to clothing to household items. We could use some help (one or two volunteers) one day per week to process the items on the Holly Hill campus. They will pass the items along to our families with the greatest needs and to our Secret Attic Thrift Store if our families can’t use them. We also have food pantries on all three campuses and the food donations we receive help keep them stocked. If interested, please submit our Volunteer Inquiry form.
Please pray for our families being given a Section 8 voucher in DeLand this month. This is a great opportunity for them to find sustainable affordable housing whose rent is based on their income. It is a win-win situation as combined with the new skills learned at Family Renew Community and a rent subsidy will ensure our families will remain stably housed for a long time.
Although it seems like summer just started we are less than a month away from school starting back up, Aug. 12. Family Renew Community has a good supply of backpacks but we are in desperate need of school supplies. We could use pens, markers, notebooks, filler paper, pocket folders, glue sticks, Elmer’s glue, Kleenex and hand sanitizer.
“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. ...”
Psalms 91:1-2 NIV