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This will be a Safe, affordable low income housing unit. Our intention is to rent this home to a multi-generational family that includes veterans and people with mobility issues. 2 of the bedrooms and 2 of the bathrooms will be ADA accessible. Rent to own option will be available.
This unit can either be a 4 - 6 bedroom home. 2 of the bedrooms can be converted into either a sun room, den, office or additional storage space.
A tiny home village can be constructed with these units in a matter of days vs months with stick built homes.
Multi propose accessory dwellings can be used for office space, guest housing, man cave, serenity suite, In Law suite. Churches or individuals can sponsor someone exiting homelessness on their property.
Lower level has a kitchen, living room, bath room, room for stackable washer & dryer. Upper level is an 80 sq ft loft w/8 foot ceilings can be used as a bedroom.
Was successful we collected and give out al lot of clothing and food. I'm happy to say we saw a lot fewer people on the streets, although it may have been because of the cold weather.
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King's civil rights work and legacy to end racism, social injustice and inequality. We chose to serve the less fortunate in our community by providing food & clothing. Below are a few great MLK quotes.
“When people are voiceless, they will have temper tantrums like a child who has not been paid attention to. Riots are massive temper tantrums from a neglected and voiceless people.” MLK
"To ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it." MLK
"We may have all come on different ships but we are in the same boat." MLK
OUR 1ST MLK DAY OF SERVICE WAS HELD ON 1/21/19
A big thanks goes out to Bed Bath & Beyond, their staff & all their great customers who purchased socks and donated them to us to give to the homeless. Many thanks also go to everyone who donated cloths for our MLK day giveaway.
NYC is sending homeless families to NC
Covid - 19 worsens as the homeless crisis continues.
How poor people survive in the USA.
Homelessness is on the rise in the United States. According to EndHomelessness.org, the homeless population increased by two percent between 2019 and 2020, marking a fourth consecutive year of growth. High housing costs, disability, racial inequality, domestic violence, and lack of income are all examples of factors that may play a role in causing homelessness.
If only individuals experiencing homelessness could “just get a job,” wouldn’t that solve the problem? Well, it’s rarely so simple. In 2017, only 22 percent of adults experiencing homelessness were confirmed to have been employed that year. While it’s apparent that some individuals can gain and keep employment, these low figures suggest there may be something more to it than the usual stereotypes surrounding the issue.
17 DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE TO THOSE WHO HONORABLY SERVED OR ACTIVELY SERVE OUR COUNTRY BY AARON MICHAEL
Military veterans and those on active duty have sacrificed their lives, comfort and choice of employment in the name of protecting American freedom. Without the US military, America as we know it would not exist and millions of Americans would not be able to live their lives in peace and prosperity. As a sincere thank you, our country and plenty of companies who employ veterans offer life changing discounts and even free products and services exclusively to members of the military and their immediate family members. Currently, there are many privately held companies and federal programs available to past and present serviceman that are widely used. A few common examples are the VA and the GI Bill; however, many are unaware of the smaller yet equally useful options that are available. This is our purpose. We hope to shed light on products and services that will increase the quality of life not only for you but for your wife, your sons and your daughters. Enjoy your savings and please spread the word with others who might also benefit. Thank you for your service.
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Written by NAEH January 18, 2022
Author(s): Joy Moses, Sharon McDonald
Over the last two years, federal pandemic relief dollars were allotted to several government programs, creating the potential to substantially end literal homelessness for the overall population (or at least for some highly vulnerable subpopulations). Two government programs are particularly relevant: Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs), which provide long-term rental subsidies to a few; and Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA), which can provide short-term rental subsidies to many. Funds have already been allocated and are in circulation for each of these programs. However, for those states and communities that have yet to strategically coordinate these resources towards ending literal homelessness, it’s not too late to change course
Congress created 70,000 EHVs, enough to reach 6 percent of households annually served in the nation’s shelters. This number is notably small. However, targeting EHVs to small and vulnerable subpopulations could have a significant impact on those groups. For example, focusing on people annually served in shelter, the nation’s 70,000 EHVs could serve 45 percent of households with children, or 30 percent of adult-only households headed by someone age 55 and older. Although it is unlikely that every jurisdiction in America receiving EHVs would decide to dedicate 100 percent of their EHVs to one of these subpopulations, these numbers provide a sense of the scale of available resources. Communities that strategically target EHVs can create big impacts in reducing homelessness for particularly vulnerable subpopulations. And, although EHVs have already been allocated, it’s not too late to hone existing plans. As of early January 2022, only 28 percent of the nation’s vouchers have already been issued.
Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA), which was allotted a total of $46.55 billion in two parts, has been a critical component of the federal pandemic response. According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, as of mid-January 2022, 39 percent of ERA1 funds and 82 percent of ERA2 funds were unspent and continue to be available. News outlets, policymakers, and others often highlight how these funds can (and are) being mobilized to prevent evictions. However, these dollars can also reach people experiencing literal homelessness. Specifically, ERA can provide supports like those offered by Rapid Re-Housing programs—examples include rent payments, security deposits, application or screening fees, utilities, housing search, landlord negotiation, and case management related to housing instability.
Emergency Rental Assistance resources can pack a powerful punch. Here’s an example: if just 18 percent of the allotted $46.55 billion were targeted towards assisting people out of homelessness, $7500 (a number chosen for illustration purposes) could be dedicated to every American household that is annually served in shelters. These calculations are based on the number of households (individuals and families with children) that experienced homelessness in 2018 (the most recent year for which such data is available)—thus they do not account for population changes occurring as a result of the pandemic. The $7500 subsidy value was chosen for illustrative purposes, but would cover at least 3 months of fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in the nation’s most expensive jurisdictions. As a practical matter, individual household circumstances vary—notably, households with individuals would likely have cheaper rents and $7500 could last several more months (and possibly a year or more) if the household has additional income from work and/or other benefits programs. For the rest of the story go to -
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are expanding their partnership and launching a national Housing and Services Resource Center (HSRC) to improve access to affordable housing and the critical services that make community living possible.
Public housing authorities and housing providers;
State Medicaid, disability, aging, and behavioral health agencies;
The aging and disability networks;
Homeless services organizations and networks;
Health care systems and providers; and
For the first time – a wide variety of federal resources and guidance on both housing and services that support community living. It will serve as a platform for new webinars, new technical assistance, peer-to-peer learning, and a learning collaborative.
Within HHS, this partnership is led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and includes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE).
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Today, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia Fudge, who serves as chair of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), joined Biden administration officials, Cabinet members, and elected officials to launch House America: An All-Hands-On-Deck Effort to Address the Nation’s Homelessness Crisis.
House America is a national partnership in which HUD and USICH invite mayors, county leaders, Tribal nation leaders, and governors to use the historic investments provided through the American Rescue Plan to address the crisis of homelessness through a Housing First approach by immediately re-housing and building additional housing for people experiencing homelessness.
“The health and well-being of individuals and families and the economic security of our communities is at stake,” said Secretary Fudge. “It’s going to take government working at all levels and local collaboration to address homelessness and to guarantee housing as a right for every American. Together, let’s house America.”
House America is the federal government’s direct response to the crisis of homelessness, which was rising even before the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. In March, HUD released its 2020 Annual Homeless Assessment Report Part 1 to Congress, which found that more than 580,000 people experienced homelessness in the United States on a single night in January 2020—prior to the pandemic. COVID-19 has created greater urgency to address homelessness, given the heightened risks faced by people experiencing homelessness. At the same time, COVID-19 has slowed re-housing activities due to capacity issues and impacts on rental market vacancies.
“The good news is that we know the solutions. We know what works. Even with the recent rise in homelessness, the overall number of people experiencing homelessness has dropped 9% since 2010,” said USICH Interim Executive Director Anthony Love, who delivered closing remarks during the launch. (Read his full remarks below.)
Through the American Rescue Plan, communities now have historic resources—including 70,000 emergency housing vouchers, $5 billion in HOME grants, $350 billion in State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds through the Department of the Treasury, and significant investments to preserve and protect housing on tribal lands—to help more Americans obtain the safety of a stable home. Communities also have resources remaining through the CARES Act, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, and state and local resources to re-house people experiencing homelessness and create additional dedicated housing units to address homelessness. House America provides communities with the focus, resolve, and technical know-how needed to deploy these resources to maximize impact.
House America calls on state, tribal, and local leaders to partner with HUD and USICH to use American Rescue Plan resources—alongside other federal, tribal, state, and local resources—to set and achieve ambitious goals to re-house households experiencing homelessness through a Housing First approach, and to add new units of affordable housing into the development pipeline by December 31, 2022. Within the national goals, communities will set and achieve local re-housing and unit creation goals.
Secretary Fudge launched House America during a virtual event, which included panel discussions on re-housing and unit creation and the following speakers:
FHA Extends Foreclosure and Eviction Moratoria and Expands Temporary COVID-19 Forbearance and Servicing Polices to Provide Additional Homeowner Relief - February 17, 2021
Recognizing the financial and other hardships many individuals and families are facing due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is expanding its relief efforts to assist homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages.
On February 16, 2021, FHA published Mortgagee Letter (ML) 2021-05, “Extensions of Single Family Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium, Start Date of COVID-19 Initial Forbearance, and Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Extension Period; Expansion of COVID-19 Loss Mitigation Options”, FHA outlines multiple COVID-19 related policy extensions and expansions that are designed make it easier for mortgagees to provide FHA-insured homeowners with the assistance they need to retain their homes during these challenging times.
The updated guidance in this ML is effective immediately and applies to all FHA Title II Single Family programs. The ML:
Interim Shelter Manager
ACAC Allied Churches of Alamance County
City of Burlington 336 229 0881 Ext 113
email@example.com - Alamance County
Piedmont Rescue Mission
City of Burlington 336 229 6995
firstname.lastname@example.org - Alamance County
Latonya McIver Penny
Family Abuse Services of Alamance County
City of Burlington 336 226 5985
email@example.com - Alamance County
Planning Program Supervisor
City of Winston-Salem 336-734-1305
Community Development Analyst
City of Asheville 828-251-4048
Senior Community Development Analyst
City of Durham 919-560-4570, Ext. 22267
firstname.lastname@example.org NC-502 - Durham City and County
North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness Inc.
email@example.com NC- 503 North Carolina Balance of State
Housing Support Specialist
Partners Ending Homelessness
336-553-2715, Ext. 1003
bennita@PartnersEndingHomelessness.org NC-504 - Greensboro, High Point
Supervisor, Homeless Support Services
Mecklenburg County 704-926-0617
firstname.lastname@example.org NC-505 - Charlotte/Mecklenburg County
Homeless Continuum of Care Director
Cape Fear Council of Governments 910-395-4553, Ext. 202
email@example.com NC-506 - Wilmington/Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender Counties
Vanessa Kopp Coordinated Entry Systems Manager
Wake County Continuum of Care
firstname.lastname@example.org NC-507 - Raleigh/Wake County
Co Coordinator Advocates for Healthy Citizens
DBA Health Net Gaston
704-864-4554, Ext. 109
Stravis@gfhs.info NC-509 - Gastonia/Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln Counties
County of Cumberland 910-323-6112
email@example.com NC-511 - Fayetteville/Cumberland County
Homeless Programs Coordinator
Orange County, NC
Hospitality House of the Boone Area, Inc
828-264-1237, Ext. 106
715 N Church St, Burlington, NC 27127
Phil Bowers - 336 213 3505
A SOCIAL SERVICES ORGANIZATION
411 W 5th St, Burlington, NC 27215
Susan Watkins 336 227 6900
3401-A West Wendover Ave, Greensboro, NC 27407
Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services - Victor Armstrong - 984-236-5000
Aging and Adult Services - Joyce Massey-Smith - 919-855-3400
Homeless Veterans may not be aware of a HUD program called the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Voucher Program. This program combines the Section 8 Vouchers (now called Housing Choice Vouchers) which assists with rental assistance, with clinical services and case management provided by the VA (Veteran's Affairs).
HUD (The Department of Housing and Urban Development) has awarded in the neighborhood of 10,000 of these vouchers a year since 2008.
These vouchers are administered at approved VAMC's (Veteran Affairs Medical Centers). They assist veterans and their families afford safe housing.
If you are a veteran who is homeless or is in fear of being homeless, in need of rent assistance, we recommend that you contact one of the approved Veteran's Affairs Offices where you can get assistance. Please follow this link to the HUD VASH Vouchers Page: Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing. You will find more information about the program along with contact phone numbers in each state who can provide you with information on how to obtain this Veteran's Support Voucher.
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