Conditional Cash Transfer Program
The Dream Team is a conditional cash transfer program designed to identify and address housing barriers for low income single parents with school aged children living in extended stay motels. It assists them with eliminating barriers, securing housing and enhancing savings habits. Program duration is 6-8 months and includes moving support.
Families are required to save each month, attend a monthly workshop, and spend a portion of their funds towards application fees, paying down debt to increase credit and/or paying off any recent evictions.
SPARC conducts outreach at local motels to identify and enroll single parents who qualify. Each month, families must save, attend a workshop, attend an individual coaching session, apply to at least one apartment and use funds towards addressing a barrier such as debt reduction or paying off an eviction.
Story of Success
Kiesha and her child were living in a motel for one year. Due to an eviction and the cost of upfront fees, it was difficult for Kiesha to find permanent housing. After Keisha came in contact with SPARC's Dream Team program, her and her daughter have been able to thrive.