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.