In the Home
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A Move In the Right Direction

Helping others make strides toward ending homelessness

Over 582,000 individuals are currently without homes in the U.S.*

Homelessness remains a painful reality for thousands of individuals and families in our country. In fact, 1 in 19 children experiences homelessness before the first grade. As a company dedicated to helping others move forward and live fully, we feel compelled to help support people at risk of experiencing or emerging from being houseless.

In recent years, we partnered with like-minded organizations to help these individuals and families achieve and maintain sustainable independence.

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1 in 19
Children experiences homelessness before the first grade**
Since 2020, Humble Design Cleveland has transformed over 300 homes and counting
With about 200 affiliates across the U.S., Family Promise allows Progressive employees countrywide to help the cause

2020: Humble Design Cleveland

This was the year Progressive brought Humble Design to Cleveland to begin furnishing homes for the homeless in our headquarter city. Humble Design is a Detroit-based nonprofit with operations in Detroit, Chicago, Seattle, San Diego, and now, Cleveland. It serves individuals, families, and veterans emerging from homelessness by transforming their empty houses into warm, welcoming, and uplifting homes with donated furniture and household goods.

Before and after furnishing

Up to 50% of families return to homelessness within a year of securing housing**

With Humble Design Cleveland’s help, 97% of clients remain housed after one year

Impact — Humble Design

2023: Family Promise

To continue supporting those in need, in 2023 Progressive developed a relationship with Family Promise, the nation's leading nonprofit organization focused on family homelessness.

Family Promise focuses on:

  • Prevention and diversion services before families reach crisis
  • Shelter for the unhoused
  • Affordable housing
  • Stabilization programs for those who secure housing

This unique holistic, community-based approach enables families to stay together during a housing crisis and get the support and services they need to achieve stability.

In 2023, Family Promise served 179,000 family members with 80% of families exiting shelter programs into stable housing.