Strategic Goals and Objectives

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Goal: Improve economic and social opportunities in vulnerable communities through strategic partnerships.
Completion Status
      New     Up to 50%     50%-85%     More than 85%     Complete  starKey.png   Priority
Create more affordable housing opportunities in Wake County and support efforts to reduce or end homelessness.
 star.png SEV1.1 Work collaboratively with all partners to preserve and increase the County's affordable housing inventory, reduce homelessness, and improve the wellbeing of our most vulnerable citizens.


  • Acquired site adjacent to South Wilmington Street Men’s Shelter for renovation and adaptive reuse into Multiservices Center; completed design and construction under way.

  • Approved $15 million of annual recurring investment for housing initiatives as part of the FY2019 budget.
Develop a comprehensive approach to addressing the needs of Wake County's most vulnerable regions and communities to improve the overall wellbeing of their residents.
  SEV2.1 Use and share data to develop economic, physical, behavioral, and environmental health strategies and baseline indicators at the individual, community and population level to track improvement in specific vulnerable regions of the County.
star.png  SEV2.2 Support a higher quality of life for citizens in vulnerable Southeast and Eastern Wake County communities through community partnerships, policy changes, and County programming.


  • The SE Raleigh Innovation Challenge, led by United Way of the Greater Triangle, engaged more than 400 residents, partners, business owners/entrepreneurs, grassroots organizers and interested persons and resulted in $120,000 direct funding investment in 10 business ideas to spur economic and social growth in SE Raleigh.
Support collaboration among agencies, nonprofits, governments and the community to deliver more evidence-based services to our citizens.
  SEV3.1 Based on evaluation, target Human Capital Development strategies in specific vulnerable communities in Wake County.
  SEV3.2 Develop and implement a comprehensive plan to identify and address issues related to hunger, food insecurity and food deserts in Wake County.
  SEV3.3 Assist Wake County’s foster children in transitioning to successful independent living after leaving the foster care program.
star.png  SEV3.4 Identify and implement opportunities to reduce logistical barriers that prevent vulnerable populations from accessing services provided by government and nonprofits, including increasing co-location and contracting of services.


  • A new Women, Infants and Children (WIC) location opened in Cary, expanding service delivery to the western region of the County.


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