PROVIDING A QUALITY, AFFORDABLE PLACE TO CALL HOME
No worker in the U.S. earning minimum wage can afford a two-bedroom rental home at fair market rate. And in 2019, over 17 million households were spending half or more of their income on housing. When individuals and families have stable housing, they can focus on reaching their goals and improving their quality of life. Understanding that affordable housing is the bedrock of resident success, Gene and Marilyn Glick established the Glick Housing Foundation to provide quality, affordable housing for low-income individuals and families.
By providing access to basic necessities and resources that help communities thrive, Glick Philanthropies strives to build community and create opportunity for all residents. Through the Glick Housing Foundation, Glick Philanthropies provides individuals in 11 states with a stable, quality and affordable place to call home. The Glick Housing Foundation manages 42 nonprofit affordable housing communities with nearly 7,000 rental units.
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Creating Conditions to Help Residents Thrive
Empowering residents to achieve individual success and lead lives of dignity goes beyond providing a place to call home. Glick Philanthropies equips residents of Glick Housing Foundation properties with resources and services to enhance their quality of life. We do this in three key ways:
Service Coordination Program
Our team of dedicated, on-site Service Coordinators connect residents to the supportive services and community resources they need to thrive. Service Coordinators partner with residents to identify their needs and goals and actively connect them with community resources, whether the goal is to obtain employment, improve financial literacy or access education and training opportunities. The Service Coordination Program is offered at all Glick Housing Foundation family, elderly and disabled properties across the country. Today, more than 50,000 Glick residents have been served by the program.
Resident Success Centers
Our first Resident Success Center opened in June 2019 at Carriage House East in Indianapolis. To foster a sense of community for our residents and help them achieve their goals, the Center focuses on four key areas: basic needs support; youth development; workforce development; and community engagement. The Center offers free public facilities that give residents a safe and healthy space to learn and grow. These include a Wi-Fi and business center, community gardens, multipurpose rooms, food and clothing pantries, a teaching kitchen and much more. The Center offers programming tailored to specific resident needs and requests while promoting education and wellness, including classes on gardening, finances, health and more. We look forward to expanding the Resident Success Center model to other Glick communities.
Supporting Vulnerable Populations
Glick Philanthropies operates several initiatives to meet the unique needs of vulnerable community members. We partnered with Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis to develop the Apartment Shelter Program. Created in response to COVID-19, the project provides individuals and families experiencing homelessness with furnished apartments until they can establish permanent housing.
Tens of thousands of veterans lack stable housing. That’s why we launched Housing Our Heroes, a collaboration with the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation and the City of Indianapolis to support veterans in overcoming barriers to housing and self-sufficiency. Housing Our Heroes has served 19 veterans across select Glick properties in Indianapolis since 2018.
“Service coordination has changed my life. I don’t have to worry about how I’m going to live. I have all supports right here. I have joy in an environment where I am helped and don’t feel left out.”
Cambridge Square North
“During a resident’s original assessment, I determined this married mother of two was unemployed, had difficulty paying bills, was experiencing family conflict, was not involved in her community, and had poor credit. I began working with her and inviting her to onsite programs. She and her daughter have attended almost every onsite program offered since then. She is now employed at a stable job, is one of the core resident leaders, has become a more effective advocate for her children, was a founding member of the onsite food pantry, and volunteers any chance she gets.”
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