Home for the Holidays: Information for Residents

If you are a Foundation Communities resident in need of assistance this holiday season with groceries, gifts, or household items, we want to help!


What is Home for the Holidays?

Home for the Holidays is Foundation Communities’ holiday assistance program that helps connect community sponsors willing to help provide gifts for eligible Foundation Communities households.


A hispanic family of four, seatedWho can apply?

• Be a Foundation Communities resident
• NOT be employed by Foundation Communities
• Make less than $55,000/year for a household of four. If there are more than 4 people in your household, add $5,000 in income for each additional family member
• Everyone included on the application must be on the lease
• Lease violations may affect eligibility


How do I apply?

• Contact the leasing office, Learning Center manager, or case manager at the community where you live to submit an application.
• Be ready to provide your contact information, income information, a list of household members and wish list details for each family member.
• If you’re comfortable, please include a photo of you / your family that we can share with your sponsor. A photo is not required.


What happens next?

If you meet eligibility requirements, your application will be available to be matched with a community sponsor.
• Submitting an application does not guarantee you will be matched with a sponsor.
• We cannot guarantee you will receive all or any of the requested gifts on your application.
• We ask sponsors spend $50-$100 per person.
• Sponsors come from different backgrounds. Not all residents will get the same amount of gifts.


Receiving Gifts
• Sponsors will drop off gifts with a staff person. Property staff will contact you when your gifts are ready to pick up.
• You are responsible for picking up your gifts. If you do not pick up your gifts in a timely manner, Foundation Communities reserves the right to distribute the gifts to another household.


Not a Foundation Communities resident?

Unfortunately we are not able to offer holiday assistance to non-resident households. We suggest contacting programs like Blue Santa, Brown Santa, or Salvation Army for holiday resources. If you are interested in learning more about housing with Foundation Communities or our other services (like free food pantries, free Financial Coaching, and free Tax Preparation), please visit https://foundcom.org/housing/ or call 512-610-4010.