We’re a third of the way through 2022 now! Here at HHH we hope the year has been treating you well. First things first, the nightmare of a real estate deal is finally over. We received the payoff information and successfully refinanced our property for a new 30-year mortgage on a lower interest rate. Although the legal difficulties ended up costing $5,500 more in the long run, we can finally move on and focus on obtaining more property.
As we’ve mentioned in the past, the lack of space for more clients is always the biggest problem with our Transitional Housing Program. We are launching a new program called “Night-to-Night” that will help more people by acting as emergency shelter while we wait on expanding our capacity. This new program allows individuals to get off the street for a night at a time on a first-come, first-serve basis. It is intended to simply help anyone we can and make the most of the little space we do have.
To help HHH become a more recognized organization, we are looking at doing some major advertising. A couple newspaper, billboard, and/or radio ads will increase public awareness of HHH. Better public awareness of us and our mission will make it easier to do fundraising activities in public and at events.
Speaking of fundraising, our ring toss game entered the trial stage. We’ve gathered data on its performance by running free games on the street, where passerby’s could play for free to win small prizes. With this information in hand, the game will be appearing at events and on the streets this next month as part of our fundraising efforts.
Finally, our very own CFO Erik Maryanski was on The Morning Blend to talk about our program and the Cans for Comedy fundraiser.