COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

COVID-19 Wesley Housing

Providing Relief to Our Residents

Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, many of Wesley Housing’s 3,200+ low-income residents are struggling to make ends meet. In response to the increasing need, our Resident Services team has implemented the following priority programs and services remotely:

Housing Stability

To assist with rent payments, our team is connecting residents to community resources to help bridge the financial gap while many have lost their income.

Job Stability

We are working with the many residents who have lost their jobs to apply for applicable unemployment benefits, and our Employment Specialist continues to provide one-on-one career coaching to those seeking employment.

Material Assistance

To help acquire groceries and hygiene items, we are working with our partners to provide these necessities at no cost. Youth “Study & Snack Packs” are also being distributed.

Wesley Housing Development Services Help Make Housing Affordable

A Closer Look

The Challenges Our
Residents Face

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, low-income families in Wesley Housing communities are struggling. Many of these households have experienced a significant loss of income in the past year, and as a result, nearly 70% of Wesley Housing’s families were at risk of eviction in 2020, more than double that of the previous year. Wesley Housing’s residents are especially vulnerable because of the challenges they faced prior to the pandemic. Compounded by the challenges families faced prior to the pandemic, such as language barriers, low education attainment, and already strained finances, our residents are in critical need of support.

An average Wesley household earns less than $28,000 a year

87% of residents are minorities and speak a first language other than English

100% of youth qualify for free or reduced lunch at school

60% of households with children are headed by a single parent