PRESS RELEASE: Coaching and Rental Support Dramatically Improve Family Outcomes, Study Finds
By Joel Oliphint
A pilot program is taking families out of high-poverty areas and helping them relocate in better neighborhoods. Could Move to Prosper play a crucial role in tackling Central Ohio’s affordable housing crisis?
The smell would always hit her first.
Kateresa Lee tried to ignore the musty, dank odor inside of her Reynoldsburg apartment, just like she tried to ignore the seedy characters engaging in handshake deals outside of her unit.
Program helps low-income families find nicer homes, better schools, learn life skills
A study of the new Move to PROSPER program finds that comprehensive family coaching paired with temporary partial rental support dramatically improves family outcomes for both children and their parents. In just four months, 70 percent of enrolled families saw improvements in child behavior; 60 percent reported youth having a higher self-image; and 50 percent began earning higher grades. Participants also experienced greater financial stability, reductions in health complications, and lessening of maternal stress.
A Casual Evening of Cocktails with Move to PROSPER
By Mark Ferenchik
The Columbus Dispatch
Bessie Jackson moved from the East Side to Gahanna in August, figuring it would be better for her 10- and 6-year-old sons. Jackson felt that they weren’t getting a good-enough education at the schools they were attending, plus they were being bullied.
Thanks to our hosts Bridgette Mariea and Joseph Wisne of Roto Group, our Casual Evening of Cocktails with Move to PROSPER on Oct. 24, 2018, was a huge success. Check out our newest video here: Move to PROSPER Families Video