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Partners in Housing is seeing a broad impact from the health and economic issues due to COVID-19 on the families in our program. We are sharing one story of a family who is working toward their future.
A Family’s Story
In December 2019, Sarah and her 4 children moved into a three bedroom town-home owned by Partners in Housing and joined the Family Self-Sufficiency Program. Having fled domestic violence, Sarah was looking for stability, safety and a new start, as are the other 59 families in the successful program.
Sarah had training and past employment as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) and with the help of her caseworker and our employment advisor, and with her children in school and daycare, she was able to start work at a local nursing home. She was so excited to be working full time for a good hourly wage and to start a budget for her family’s financial future.
This young, hard working mom was proud to be paying Partners in Housing part of her income as rent and to be taking advantage of classes in topics such as healthy relationships, budget counseling, resume writing and other life skills.
Then . . . in March she first learned of COVID-19, and along with some of her coworkers, was sent home from work with symptoms. Sarah was not able to receive a test for the virus, though her coworkers did test positive, and it is likely she did have the virus.  When she started feeling better, she could have returned to work, however her childcare provider would not allow her children in as they had been exposed.
This setback has been difficult for Sarah, but she is trying to stay positive with her new role as home school teacher and under extended quarantine with toddlers. She has accessed the Partners in Housing pantry for diapers, food, gift cards and other needed items. Her rent has been waived and she has been assisted with an unemployment application, but the response has not been quick.
Sarah is determined to regain the progress she was making and is taking advantage of the Partners in Housing services. She states “the contacts with my caseworker, money mentor, and life skills teachers help me feel less isolated and more connected. I am so thankful I am with Partners in Housing during this time.”
We know times are tough for many, but if you can, we invite you to join Partners in Housing’s efforts to support this very vulnerable population by making a donation.

Donate Online

Using our secure online donation portal, you can make a one-time or automatic recurring donation.  We take the safety of your online donation seriously.  The information you submit here will never be shared with anyone outside Partners in Housing.  You will receive an automated e-mail confirming your donation to Partners in Housing.

 

Donate by Mail

You can mail your check or money order to Partners in Housing, 455 Gold Pass Heights, Colorado Springs, CO  80906.

Robert Swindler

 Robert Swindler, PIH Volunteer Furniture Mover and Donor

“Once we learned about Partners in Housing’s mission and methods, we decided to make them one of the non-profits where we focus our support with both our time and donations. Making our monetary donations through the Enterprise Zone is extremely easy and provides us the benefits of not only the normal charitable donation deduction against our income on our federal taxes, it also provides us a very nice tax credit against our Colorado tax bill. It’s a win-win to do it that way for sure!” Robert Swindler

Starting in tax year 2020, you can deduct charitable donations up to $300 total from your adjusted gross income on your income tax return. This deduction is for people who take the standard deduction rather than itemizing when they prepare their return.

TWO TAX CREDIT BENEFITS

 

CHILDCARE CONTRIBUTION TAX CREDIT 

(and no, you don’t need to have children to qualify!)

The most advantageous tax credit we offer is the Childcare Tax Credit which gives donors a 50% credit on their state tax liability! A popular misconception for this tax credit is that a donor needs to have children to qualify. That isn’t true. This tax credit was created to promote giving to nonprofit organizations that provide quality childcare in Colorado and so the state offers a special 50% income tax credit to taxpayers who donate to qualifying programs. Partners in Housing’s Child Enrichment Center is a qualified program and allows our donors to have this tax credit opportunity!
We accept donations for the Childcare Tax Credit by check and online! The chart below shows how to donate by either method.

How to Give and Qualify for the Childcare Tax Credit:

 

ENTERPRISE ZONE TAX CREDIT

Effective September 1st, Partners in Housing is excited to announce that we are now accepting online donations AND cumulative donations for the Enterprise Zone state tax credit program! Previously, a single donation of $250+ made by check was the only way to qualify, but now donors have the option of making multiple donations throughout the year as long as they total $250+ by year-end (minimum of $25 per gift) and have the convenience of donating online! This tax credit was created to encourage Colorado taxpayers to make contributions to non-profits that make
improvements to the Pikes Peak Enterprise Zone – like Partners in Housing!

Important Note: For your donation to be processed efficiently and accurately, you must include specific information with your donation. Please reference the chart below to see what information should be included. Also, for those that give by check, please double-check the Payable to: line of your check. It’s different depending on if you give $250+ in a single donation or if you make cumulative donations.

Donors that make a single donation will receive their tax credit certificate direct from El Paso County about six weeks after the donation is received by Partners in Housing. Donors that make cumulative donations totaling $250+ will receive their tax credit certificate about six weeks after December 31, 2021.

Learn More About Enterprise Zone Donations

Need clarification? Give us a call! 

Please reach out to Jillian, our Resource Manager, at jbirchmeier@partnersinhousing.org or (719) 530-5830