The impact of the Siemer Institute can be seen in the many families who have secured and maintained housing, built the skills and resources needed to thrive, and created a brighter future for their children through stable education. From eviction assistance to family case management, our community partners are making a difference every day.
In 2023, more than 19,500 families received services to help them maintain housing, stabilize their children in school, and boost their incomes to a more sustainable level.
In 2023, more than 44,000 children were supported through the Siemer Institute’s network of partners.
In 2023, more than 13,000 families increased their incomes to a more sustainable level and raised the odds of greater long-term success because of the skills they gained.
Since 2011, the Siemer Institute has benefitted nearly 130,745 families and more than 281,607 children through our network of program partners and providers.
SIEMER IMPACT: 76% of families served by the Siemer Institute achieved housing stability, representing an increase from 67% in 2021.
Need: The need for affordable housing has become increasingly urgent due to the rise in inflation. Between February 2020 and August 2022, the nation’s average rent increased by 20%, making housing less accessible and affordable for many individuals and families. As pandemic-related government support begins to decrease and eventually disappear, it is expected that the affordability of housing will become even more challenging in 2023.
SIEMER IMPACT: 67% of families served by the Siemer Institute increased their income, up from 31% in 2021.
Need: Across the nation, families are facing an alarming rise in the cost of essential consumer goods such as food (11.8%), electricity (14.3%), and gasoline (59.9%). This is particularly concerning as vulnerable families struggle to keep up with inflation due to stagnant wages. There is a vast need for assistance to help these families cope with the uncontrollable and unexpected increases in the cost of living.
SIEMER IMPACT: 96% of children served by the Siemer Institute remained stable in school.
Need: Residential moves during childhood and adolescence can have significant and long-lasting effects on social-emotional outcomes and school performance. Changing schools as a result of a move can be a source of stress for children, disrupting both their academic skills and emotional well-being. It’s important to provide support and stability during these transitions to mitigate the negative effects.
As of the end of 2023, the Siemer Institute’s investments across our entire network have added up to more than $185 million, amplified by matching funds from our partners in every community that benefits from our services. In 2023 alone, we invested $11.6 million, with $22.4 million coming from our partners. That investment was used to serve an estimated 19,500 families, with an average investment of $1,747 per family.