Recognizing that low-income residents living in subsidized housing under the Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) were experiencing a variety of unmet social service needs, leaders from HOC and the general community teamed together in 1999 to form Community Partners, in order to create targeted programs to help families with children, seniors and people with disabilities living in subsidized housing improve their quality of life. Since then thanks to our grant-funded programs: 195 families purchased a vehicle; 250 homeless families settled into permanent housing; 275 low-income residents received training and counseling helping them to pursue employment that offers more livable wages; each year 1,000 youth were better equipped for school having received backpacks and school supplies at the start of the school year; and thousands of families received donated items worth $900,000 – furniture, computers, clothing, food baskets for the holidays – helping to improve their quality of life.