House Wake! is a strategic plan to minimize the effects of COVID-19 on homeless and precariously house Wake County residents, while maximizing opportunities for positive long-term outcomes.

This eight-month strategic plan uses and coordinates federal, state and local funding to address the COVID-19 crisis within our homeless and precariously housed population and aims to move the maximum number of individuals possible to housing stability.


If you are looking for the House Wake! COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Program, click here. 


House Wake! Phase I

We are excited to announce that through the House Wake! Strategic Plan we have partnered with thirteen key community organizations to provide much needed services to vulnerable populations including individuals, families, youth, victims of domestic violence, and justice involved youth and adults. This partnership will ensure that these populations have access to housing assistance, street outreach, temporary housing, and case management.

Wake County has committed nearly $11.5 million in federal funding for these efforts through Phase I of the House Wake! Strategic Plan, with more than $5.77 million of this funding available directly to partnering community agencies.

These partners and resources can be found below:

Capital Area Workforce Development
The House Wake! project is an expansion of the Wake Local Reentry Council (LRC) which provides transitional, emergency and permanent housing to individuals recently released from prison or jail, but not longer than 12 months.

Access services: Visit wakelrc.org and select “Make a Referral” tab at the of the webpage


Catholic Charities Diocese of Raleigh
Catholic Charities is providing Rapid Re-Housing, Homeless Prevention and Emergency Financial Assistance for eligible families in Wake County. They work with families that have a household income less than 50% AMI (Average Monthly Income).

Access services: Call 919-790-8533 ext. 2530


Families Together
Families Together is helping to provide temporary shelter and housing stabilization services for families living in hotels affected by COVID. Additionally, through the House Wake! program they provide safe shelter and short-term assistance to families seeking permanent, safe, and stable housing through the Hotels 2 Housing program.

Access services: Services are accessed through the House Wake! Access Hub at 919-443-0096 or HW_AH@partnershipwake.org. 


The Green Chair Project
The Green Chair Project is providing furnishings to 500 households in Wake County at no cost when housing is secured. Furniture selections are made online through Green Chair's website to provide ease of ordering along with contact-less delivery directly to the client. Clients are eligible to receive furniture along with bed, bath and kitchen essentials at no charge. Every child will receive a new bed and every infant, a crib also at no charge.

Access services: Services are accessed through partnering agencies who provide a referral.


Haven House
Haven House Services provides Street Outreach and Rapid Re-housing to young adults age 16-24 years of age. Services include case management supportive services that consist of connections to basic needs, education, employment and life skills classes.

Access services: Call 919-820-3718 or email coordentry@havenhousenc.org


Healing Transitions
Healing Transitions offers emergency shelter to 10 single women in Wake County.

Access services: Call 919-865-2558


InterAct
InterAct provides Wake County’s only emergency shelter program for individuals and families fleeing domestic and/or sexual violence. Through the House Wake! program they provide safe shelter and short-term assistance to families seeking permanent, safe and stable housing through the Hotels 2 Housing program.

Access services: Crisis Line is open 24/7: 919-828-7740 or by webchat at interactofwake.org


Oak City Cares
Oak City Cares serves people in jeopardy of or currently experiencing homelessness. Through the House Wake! Grant, OCC provides basic needs services, such as laundry, shower, telephone and bathroom access. In addition, OCC offers Street Outreach services to those unsheltered individuals without case management support.

Access services: Visit location at 1430 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27603


Passage Home
Passage Home is helps provide temporary shelter and housing stabilization services for families living in hotels affected by COVID. Families must earn 50% or below the Average Median Income. Referrals are taken through Coordinated Entry.

Access services: Services are accessed through the House Wake! Access Hub at 919-443-0096 or HW_AH@partnershipwake.org. 


Raleigh/Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness
The HOUSE WAKE! Housing Navigation Unit connects housing opportunities and those that are in need of housing. They act as the liaison between the property managers and the homeless service providers.

Access services: Call 919-443-0096 or email HW_AH@partnershipwake.org


The Salvation Army of Wake County
The Salvation Army of Wake County is providing Rapid Rehousing services and case management to 40 individuals and families in Wake Counties Hotels to Housing program.

Access services: Services are accessed through the House Wake! Access Hub at 919-443-0096 or HW_AH@partnershipwake.org. 


Triangle Family Services
Triangle Family Services manages the Hotel 2 Housing Project which works with families living in hotels to maintain stable housing: case management and financial assistance for hotel families

Access services: Services are accessed through the House Wake! Access Hub at 919-443-0096 or HW_AH@partnershipwake.org. 


Urban Ministries of Wake County
Urban Ministries' Helen Wright Center for Women provides Street Outreach, Emergency Shelter and Rapid Rehousing for single women experiencing homelessness in Wake County.

Access services: Call 919-256-2165 or visit 401 W. Cabarrus St, Raleigh Monday-Friday from 1–6 p.m.


House Wake Phase II

Phase II of the House Wake! Strategic Plan is focused on implementing stabilization and intervention programs through our community partners that can minimize the harm from COVID-19 and help pivot our vulnerable residents to recovery.

The House Wake! Eviction Prevention Financial Assistance Program seeks to prevent the displacement of Wake County renter households that suffered a loss of income as a result of COVID-19 by providing public funding that is matched by forgiveness of rent owed by the landlord to allow them to remain stable housed until they can reestablish their income or secure more affordable quality housing.

Additional information:

House Wake! handout (English)

House Wake! handout (Spanish)

Eviction Prevention Program flowchart

Applicant FAQs

Landlord FAQs

Partners for this phase include:

Telamon Corporation (Intervention #1)
Telamon Corporation will be providing rental assistance through the House Wake! Eviction Prevention Program. This program targets Wake County residents who do not exceed 80% of the area median income and provides financial assistance to tenants and landlords in Wake County to cover rent shortfalls resulting from a loss of income. The program will pay for a share of rent in exchange for landlords not pursuing eviction and forgiving a portion of rent, for a period of up to three months.

Access services: Applications can be submitted online, by emailing housing@telamon.org or by calling 919-899-9911. 


Legal Aid of North Carolina (Intervention #2)
This service is designed to help landlords and tenants avoid legal protracted litigation. A combination of straightforward assistance payments in conjunction with mediated and negotiated settlements will help Wake County avoid massive dislocation, facilitate long term housing stability, particularly important for children, and avoid protracted litigation.

Access services: Applicants who meet criteria will be referred to Legal Aid


CDC Eviction Moratorium: Legal Aid of North Carolina has prepared a summary of the moratorium to help answer any questions. They have also set up a toll-free helpline.

 

Please call 1-866-219-5262 with any questions. 


Wake Prevent! (Intervention #3)
Wake Prevent! Is a homeless prevention program aimed at providing time-sensitive, short-term financial assistance to at-risk households before families become literally homeless. Prevention can involve landlord/household mediation, short-term financial assistance and case management to ensure housing stability for individuals who qualify for the program. This program targets Wake County residents who are between 30-50% area median. Wake Prevent! Will aid Wake County residents who are in a housing crisis that qualify for the program.

Access services: Applicants who meet criteria will be referred to Wake Prevent!


*If you are facing an eviction not due to COVID-19, services can be accessed through the House Wake! Access Hub