A Holistic, Humane Approach
Time For Homes, Inc. was born out of a desperate need for a fundamental shift with how we, as a society, approach issues surrounding homelessness and poverty. Time For Homes recognizes housing as a basic human right and works tirelessly to achieve permanent housing for all.
More than half a million people across the nation—with a significant portion thereof in New York State—are unhoused. We have a duty to remedy this tragedy.
Time For Homes advocates for a housing-first philosophy to end chronic homelessness. Believing that no one should be unhoused, we are focused on solving this crisis in New York State to use it as a model to roll out nationwide. Through this program, we will eliminate chronic homelessness in New York by 2025 by working with a four-pronged approach:
We recognize ending this endemic problem by the end of 2025 is optimistic. However, we believe it is possible. During 2020, we will be building out the infrastructure Time For Homes needs to operate. Additionally, we will secure adequate operating funds, recruit grassroots volunteers to assist with our educational initiatives, and create our data science program.
2021 will be a time of partnerships. Time For Homes will be working with politicians and academics to refine the proposed legislation and implementation process. We’ll work with community partners to develop a comprehensive framework for servicing program clients. Our work goes beyond just providing permanent housing—this approach touches on myriad aspects, such as public health, education, food security, substance abuse recovery, and employment.
In addition to seeing a large-scale public education program, 2022 will see the introduction of legislation in Albany to both implement our housing-first model state-wide and guarantee access to affordable housing via a variety of programs and regulations. The following two years the fruits of that legislation will begin to show in new-housing developments and in the rollout of the housing initiative.
In 2025, all unhoused people in New York State will have the option for permanent housing and Time For Homes will take the lessons learned in this pilot program and begin the process of expanding it nationwide.
Time For Homes is looking to put itself out of business by 2035, ensuring that no one is forced to be homeless anywhere in the United States through a humane, holistic approach to homeless policy.
Housing First is a recovery-oriented approach to ending homelessness that centers on quickly moving people experiencing homelessness into independent and permanent housing and then providing additional supports and services as needed.
Trauma-informed support is a strengths-based framework that is grounded in an understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of trauma, that emphasizes physical, psychological, and emotional safety for both providers and survivors, and that creates opportunities for survivors to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.
Partnering With Government
The government is obligated to help alleviate homelessness, and systemic change will require government intervention at various levels: legislative, administrative, policy, and spending priorities. By collaborating, we are able to effectuate change with a greater degree of success and timeliness.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion, for a variety of reasons, of a key focus of Time for Homes. They make us more effective. They break down barriers. They promote social justice.
By ensuring Time for Homes incorporates people from all walks of life—especially the homeless and the formerly homeless—we are best able to serve our Vision.
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“During this challenging time for our country, General Motors appreciates Time For Homes’ efforts to support communities and individuals.”
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“Thank you for the great work Time for Homes is doing in providing permanent housing to end homelessness.”
Build An Equitable Future
Our organization is committed to multi-disciplinary leadership to build an equitable future, where no one is forced to be homeless.