Light the Way Home fosters thriving families
through accountability and attaining stable housing.
The program is a 12-36 month supportive housing program for low-moderate income Franklinton residents that combines affordable housing, community development, integrated services, mentoring and resident empowerment to eliminate many barriers contributing to the cycle of poverty and to assist in achieving homeownership/market-rate housing and community revitalization.
The need throughout Franklinton for quality, affordable rental housing continues to grow, and yet rent is often unaffordable to many working families. A full time worker needs to earn $12.31 an hour or $25, 600 a year to afford rent and utilities for a two bedroom market rate apartment in Franklin County. In 2000, nearly sixty percent (60%) of Franklinton households had incomes below $25,000. To further compound the problem, over seventy percent (70%) of Franklinton housing is renter-occupied, and many of those properties are in disrepair.
What services are provided:
- Affordable housing (Basic Health & Safety)
- Job training and placement (Employment)
- Financial Management (Financial Management)
- Team-oriented mentoring (Relationship Skills)
- Crisis intervention and short-term case management (Relationship Skills)
- Access to neighborhood and community resources and service (Basic Health & Safety)
- Resident participation in the decision-making process (Community Involvement & Citizenship)