On Thursday, October 29, 2015, HOC celebrated the achievements of 39 people. They successfully completed the Family Self-Sufficiency Program, a five-year program, which provides residents an opportunity to change their lives by setting and achieving economic, career and homeownership goals. Each resident works with a mentor to help guide them along their journey.
There is one rule you hear about when searching for a place to live: Do not spend more than 30% of your income on housing. The 30% income rule for rent comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and indicates that families who pay more than 30% of their income on housing are considered cost burdened. Such a situation causes families difficulty affording necessities such as food, clothing, transportation and medical care.
As you may know, the Ice Bucket Challenge is a movement to raise money and awareness for the cureless paralyzing and deadly disease, ALS. The challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads and then nominating others to do the same. The Ice Bucket Challenge went viral on social media and according to the ALS Association, more than $113.6 million has been raised since the ice bucket challenge began this summer.