Reinvestment Partners helps families keep their homes and improve their financial capacity. We do this as a HUD-certified housing counseling agency. What does that mean? It means we meet federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) standards for quality and compliance.
We serve 900 families every year across 23 North Carolina counties, with just 1 full-time and 1 part-time counselor.
In March the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to close our office to the public and begin serving our clients remotely. We found that relying on paper forms and downloadable PDFs was no longer an option. Many of our clients lacked the resources to print, scan, and mail documents to us. Even public resources they might have used, such as libraries, were closed. We needed to adapt... fast.
We developed a web form for clients to submit their data and documents remotely. We made the form mobile-first so clients with only a smartphone can do everything -- including e-sign -- as long as they have internet access.
State and federal eviction moratoriums are temporary. When they end, millions of families will be catapulted toward eviction. We've already seen a huge number of renters reaching out for assistance. Many homeowners are already experiencing delinquency and foreclosure.
North Carolina faces this housing crisis with less than 50% of the housing counseling capacity we had 10 years ago. 14 counties lack housing counseling services completely and more agencies are closing their doors every day.
We need $12,500 to fund this project and finish implementation before the housing crisis hits.
The money will be used to pay for:
- the annual Form Assembly subscription
- the web form creation and integration with our client management system
- updates to Salesforce automations, templates, and workflows
Please donate what you can -- ANY amount helps -- and share this campaign with your friends, family, and colleagues.
If we can create this web form in time, we will double the number of families we can serve and reach counties currently lacking services. We're ready to meet the challenge of these uncertain times, but we can't do it without your help!
Donors giving $50 or more will be entered into a drawing for goodies from these local supporters: