We are proud to introduce House Of The South, an emergency housing fund hosted by two Trans-led organizations, The McKenzie Project, Inc. and TransSOCIAL, Inc. This fund has been established to provide 14 to 30 days of emergency housing to our Trans and Nonbinary community in South Florida experiencing homelessness, prioritizing Black and Brown Trans people. The need for safe and affordable housing for our community is tremendous and we are raising funds to help as many folks as possible. Here are how the funds will be utilized:
14 day extended stay rate: $1,200
30 day extended stay rate: $2,400
Food & Toiletries: $100 per week stipend plus access to the food pantry and toiletry supplies at our Dania Beach Joy & Liberation Center
We know from firsthand experience that providing two or three nights in a hotel is not enough time to help folks find additional housing resources and go through the eligibility and enrollment processes for housing programs. Providing an extended period of supportive housing will give our teams more time to assist our clients through this process and will provide some rest and peace of mind to our clients that are experiencing the extreme stress of surviving homelessness.
In order to get this program off the ground, we need to raise a minimum of $3,000 to make sure that we can cover the full 30 day stay of our first client. We have already received donations from some amazing community groups and advocates including Onyx Deep South and Dania Beach Improve We will update the community regularly on the availability of funds and how many folks we are able to serve to maintain the transparency of this program. An initial intake form will be released once we hit our first fundraising goal. If you donate via Cashapp, Venmo or PayPal, please write “housing” in the notes so we know to direct your funds to this program.
Apple Pay: 305-846-3186
We need a lot of resources to help everyone that needs assistance right now, and we are launching this program to start addressing the epidemic of homelessness in our Black and Brown TGNC community. We will continue to grow the program and find innovative solutions together. We take care of each other!