Service Enriched Housing
Service Enriched Housing (SEH) is an innovative housing program for low-income families dedicated to the pursuit of increased financial stability and homeownership. SEH provides safe and affordable housing for 30 families who meet program requirements. Families work collaboratively with the program manager to address credit obstacles, eliminate debt, and learn the necessary steps to becoming a homeowner.
Through intensive credit counseling, budgeting, and achieving financial goals, the program remains a successful model to reach home ownership. In addition to services tailored to the individualized needs of participating families, the Neighborworks certified program manager facilitates a “Homebuyer’s Club” twice annually that is open to all participating Adopt-A-Family clients.
The class effectively prepares students in the areas of home purchasing finance, budgeting, and credit counseling.
- Since January of 2014, six participating SEH families have become homeowners.
- Additionally, current program participants have eliminated $68,000 in debt over the past year – which will directly impact their ability to purchase a home.
- A summer 2016 grant award from the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties will allow the program to expand by two units — increasing programmatic capacity to 30 families.
Click to read a recent home ownership success story, Karla Thompson and her family.