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July 01
House Wake! Funds Organizations Serving Vulnerable Populations during Pandemic

The Wake County Department of Housing Affordability & Community Revitalization has identified 13 community organizations that will receive funding from Phase I of the department’s House Wake! strategic plan.

Each of these organizations provides much-needed services and support to vulnerable populations in Wake County, including individuals, families, youth, victims of domestic violence, and youth and adults in the correctional system.

“COVID-19 has caused some county residents to lose their jobs, and without a paycheck, they are now homeless or are on the verge of homelessness,” said Wake County Commissioner Dr. James West. “I’m proud that we’re stepping up to fund organizations that will help secure shelter and, better yet, permanent homes for residents who are struggling during this unprecedented time.”

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. The county will continue to monitor and respond to community needs, in an effort to ensure that all Wake County residents have access to safe, affordable housing during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

The organizations receiving funding during Phase I are:

  • Oak City Cares
  • The Raleigh/Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh
  • InterAct
  • Families Together
  • Haven House
  • Triangle Family Services
  • Passage Home
  • Capital Area Workforce Development
  • The Green Chair Project
  • Healing Transitions
  • The Salvation Army of Wake County
  • Urban Ministries of Wake County

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

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


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