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2023 Grants Challenge

Rebuilding Lives: Empowering Justice-Impacted Individuals

Building Bridges: Empowering Justice-Impacted Individuals Through Stable Housing. Transformational Living Homes, Inc, aims to establish a unique guarantor initiative, enabling justice-impacted individuals to secure suitable rental homes and apartments, fostering their successful reintegration into society and promoting stability in their lives.


What is the primary issue area that your application will impact?

Opportunities for People Who Have Been Incarcerated

In which areas of Los Angeles will you be directly working?

County of Los Angeles

In what stage of innovation is this project, program, or initiative?

Applying a proven model or solution to a new issue or sector (e.g., using a job recruiting software or strategy to match clients to supportive housing sites, applying demonstrated strategies from advocating for college affordability to advocating for housing affordability and homelessness, etc.)

What is your understanding of the issue that you are seeking to address?

Transformational Living Homes (TLH) has an in-depth understanding of the complex challenges faced by justice-impacted individuals when seeking secure housing. Our existing comprehensive program offers extensive support through housing, counseling, and programmatic assistance. To further empower our clients, we are introducing an innovative guarantor program. This program aims to facilitate housing opportunities for individuals who have successfully completed our program and demonstrated stability. By acting as reliable guarantors for rental homes and apartments, TLH ensures access to suitable housing while continuing to provide ongoing support. Through our holistic approach, we promote long-term stability and empower successful reintegration into society.

Describe the project, program, or initiative this grant will support to address the issue.

The grant will support the implementation of our innovative guarantor program, which aims to address the issue of limited access to suitable single-family housing for justice-impacted individuals who have successfully reintegrated into society. Through this program, we will serve as a reliable intermediary, providing financial support and assurance to landlords who may have reservations about renting to this population. By mitigating the risks and facilitating secure housing, we create a pathway to stability and self-sufficiency, breaking the cycle of homelessness and marginalization. This initiative empowers justice-impacted individuals to rebuild their lives, fostering long-term success and contributing to stronger, more inclusive communities. With the grant's assistance, we can expand the reach and impact of our guarantor program, ensuring that more individuals have the opportunity to access suitable housing and achieve lasting positive change in their lives.

Describe how Los Angeles County will be different if your work is successful.

Through our successful work, Los Angeles County will experience a profound transformation. Justice-impacted individuals will have secure housing and comprehensive support, reducing recidivism rates and homelessness. Our program will empower individuals, promote self-sufficiency, and alleviate the burden on social services. We envision scaling our initiative and expanding its reach to other communities, creating a replicable model that fosters long-term stability and positive community impact. Los Angeles County will become a symbol of hope and equality, where all individuals have the opportunity to rebuild their lives. Ultimately, our vision is to see Los Angeles County become a beacon of hope and support for justice-impacted individuals, setting an example for other regions and fostering a society where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive.

What evidence do you have that this project, program, or initiative is or will be successful, and how will you define and measure success?

Achieving the following objectives and key performance indicators will demonstrate the effectiveness of our program, laying the groundwork for future expansion and furthering our mission to provide justice-impacted individuals with access to stable housing and support for reintegration into society. We will measure our success through various key performance indicators (KPIs), such as: 1. The number of partnerships established with property owners and housing organizations. 2. The percentage of eligible participants successfully housed within the nine-month period. 3. The retention rate of housed participants after six months. 4. Participant satisfaction, measured through surveys and feedback sessions. 5. The number of participants who secure stable employment and/or enroll in educational programs. 6. The overall impact on participants' quality of life and well-being.

Approximately how many people will be impacted by this project, program, or initiative?

Direct Impact: 200

Indirect Impact: 550