The Montgomery family lives in Paterson, N.J. Joquann and LaRae work three jobs to provide for their three small children. But their rent takes up nearly 75 percent of their monthly income, leaving very little for much else. They don’t have a car, and Joquan spends more than three hours a day to get to work on the bus. Because there has been a great deal of violent crime in their neighborhood, even taking their kids to the park requires a long bus ride.This month, the Montgomerys are telling their story to help shine a light on America’s rental housing crisis.
Your dollars will support the families via the Make Room campaign, sponsored by Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization. Once we reach our individual family goals, additional donations will help us advocate for the 11 million families across America struggling to afford a place to call home.
Please note: your contributions to the to the families are not tax-deductible, however contributions to Make Room (ie, funds donated after family goals have been met) are tax deductible.