Lantern’s services make a real difference in the lives of the families, young adults, and single adults we serve, and we consistently perform well above the US Department of Housing & Urban Development benchmarks for supportive housing.

Lantern clients break out of the cycle of homelessness:

Every year, 96% stay with us, or move onto stable, independent housing. The HUD benchmark is just 90%.

Lantern clients are more financially stable:

In 2017, 63% of clients had maintained or increased their income from when they first came to Lantern. The HUD benchmark for this outcome is also 54%.

Lantern clients stay out of the hospital:

Hospital stays were down 13% in 2017.

Lantern clients have access to fresh healthy food:

In 2017, Lantern distributed 100,000 pounds of free, locally sourced food to people struggling to survive on low incomes.