The Jim Moran Foundation Donates Half a Million Dollars

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Jim Moran Foundation awarded the Broward Regional Health Planning Council, Inc. (BRHPC) a $500,000.00 grant towards a new Housing Stability Program (HSP) that will help keep low income families from losing their homes and assist those who are already homeless to quickly get back into safe and stable housing.

Beginning October 1st, the HSP will take applications for emergency housing assistance from Broward County residents through 2-1-1 Broward. The program will assist eligible low-income families with children through late rent and utilities payments as well as provide those families who are already homeless with move-in assistance towards returning to safe and stable housing. Intake and assessment, case management, support service referrals, budgeting and a savings match program will also be available to ensure that families are able to maintain long-term housing stability.

"We feel fortunate that, through our partnership with the Broward Regional Health Planning Council, we can help struggling families meet their immediate need for safe housing - as well as provide them with opportunities and resources to rebuild their lives," said Jan Moran, chairman and president of The Jim Moran Foundation.

HSP is modeled after the success BRHPC experienced as the Lead Agency for the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing (HPRP) Program for Broward County and the cities of Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach. The HPRP Program provided direct financial assistance, emergency hotel vouchers, re-housing assistance, past due rent and utilities payments to over 3,000 persons who were homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
"We experienced great success with HPRP and are privileged to have the opportunity to continue serving children and families in our community to keep them out of the cycle of homelessness and to help them get back on track," said Mike De Lucca, President and CEO of BRHPC.

Barbara Effman, Chair of the BRHPC Board of Directors, echoed De Lucca's sentiments. "I greatly appreciate the leadership and vision demonstrated by The Jim Moran Foundation in providing us the resources that will make it possible to help families live independently and prepare for more successful futures," she said.

For more information and how to apply, call 2-1-1 Broward - First Call for Help at 211 (or 954-537-0211) after October 1st.

About Broward Regional Health Planning Council (BRHPC)

Broward Regional Health Planning Council, Inc. (BRHPC) is a not-for-profit, established in 1983, under Florida Statute (408.033), as the legislatively designated Broward County local health planning entity. BRHPC is committed to delivering health and human service innovations for the uninsured at the national, state, and local level through planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and organizational capacity building. During the last several years, BRHPC has led the statewide collaborative planning activities in partnership with the other ten Florida Local Health Planning Councils.

About The Jim Moran Foundation

Founded by automotive pioneer Jim Moran, the mission of The Jim Moran Foundation is to improve the quality of life for the youth and families of Florida through the support of innovative programs and opportunities that meet the ever-changing needs of the community. The Foundation has invested more than $30 million in education, elder care, family strengthening, after school and youth transitional living initiatives since its inception in 2000 -- with efforts currently focused in Broward, Palm Beach and Duval counties. Through a long-term Grant Agreement, The Foundation's significant funders are JM Family Enterprises, Inc., and its subsidiaries, including Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC. It is located at 100 Jim Moran Blvd., Deerfield Beach, Fla. 33442. To learn more, visit www.jimmoranfoundation.org or call (954) 429-2122.