In June of 1999, the EPCF (Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation), announced its commitment to fund the building and operational costs of Presley Place, a $1 million-plus development managed by MIFA (Metropolitan Inter-faith Association) as part of Estival Communities, MIFA's housing program for homeless families.
"The work that MIFA does truly has an impact on peoples' lives and we look forward to this collaboration."
Presley Place is a 12-unit apartment property in Memphis that consists of (2) four-bedroom apartments and (10) two-bedroom apartments. It officially opened to its first residents on July 10, 2001. Lisa Marie Presley, Chairman of EPE (Elvis Presley Enterprises) and EPCF, cut the ceremonial ribbon to open the new facility. The grand-opening ceremony provided the public an opportunity to view the facility and learn more about this program to assist families in crisis.
New resident families -- formerly homeless -- began moving into the fully furnished units the next day. Since it opened, Presley Place has been home to more than 13 adults and 32 children who were forced from their homes by fire, eviction or domestic violence.
MIFA's Estival Communities program provides qualifying homeless families up to one year of rent-free housing in the apartments on its various campuses like Presley Place and provides a comprehensive program of child day care, career and financial counseling, family management guidance and other tools to help them break the cycle of poverty and regain self-esteem and independence. If you'd like more information on the specific programs, Please visit the MIFA website.