The number of individuals and families in need of affordable housing in Wake County continues to increase but the supply of affordable housing to meet that need does not. As a result, Wake County Human Service Supportive Housing program offers a wide range of support services to families and individuals who have reached an impasse in maintaining or accessing safe, decent, affordable housing.
Our strategy is prevention-focused with strong emphasis placed on education and person-centered goals that are designed to assist families and individuals who are at risk of cycling between homelessness and emergency and institutional systems without both affordable permanent housing or support services.
To achieve this goal, Supportive Housing has developed partnerships with other community agencies, combined with service coordination through short-term case management to improve the quality of life for families and individuals while increasing their stability and independence. Services offered through Supportive Housing include but are not limited to:
Assistance with budgeting, credit
Access to employment agencies
Daily living skills training – meal preparation, housekeeping, developing support networks and socialization
Coordination of medical and health services when necessary
Counseling and support in achieving self-identified goals
Assistance in meeting lease obligations and complying with house rules
Referrals to other services or programs