Renter Equity Today
In 2019, we piloted a program we termed Renter Equity Generation 3 following two years of focus groups, meeting with best in class organizations, refocusing our mission, and growth.
We piloted a family-driven model where community members met with Cornerstone Renter Equity Family Coaches on a monthly basis to discuss their goals and dreams. Members worked with coaches to determine a series of action steps to work toward their goals.
In addition to the goals members worked on, we tracked their incomes, assets, progress members made in their goals, and where they were along the Arizona Self-Sufficiency Matrix.
After 9 months of the pilot, we had members increase income, enroll in job training, enroll in college, start a book, and quit smoking We saw members achieving their goals. We saw members working toward increasing their incomes and assets, self-sufficiency indicators, and ultimately toward moving above the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
This year (2020), we’re excited to expand Family Coaching to all community members! With the help of Project Lift, Renter Equity, our partners, members, and coaches, we expect that the positive impact we saw in the pilot will continue to expand.
We look forward to continuing to update our partners, friends, members, and donors of the success of our model.