As the pandemic creates record numbers of COVID-19 cases every day, we also see a record number of individuals and families becoming homeless.
In September 2020, Wake County had roughly 700 people considered homeless or facing possible eviction. By November, over 1,300 residents need shelter or housing.
These numbers continue to grow as the shelter system is at capacity.
This is not a problem that can be solved by one agency alone.
Homelessness requires a community-wide effort.
Uniquely serving as the backbone organization, the Raleigh Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness integrates and builds capacity throughout the entire network of nonprofits, government agencies, and private landlords who are addressing homelessness in our community.
Our role is to bring efficiency, accountability, collaboration, and to bridge the gaps.
In addition, we provide front-end access to services through the House Wake Access Hub and back-end housing stabilization through the Housing Navigation Unit. These two essential services reduce the bottleneck in the system and help those experiencing homelessness to get the housing they need, not just temporary shelter. Our goals are reachable with your help:
- Reduce the flow of people into already overburdened shelters through diversion efforts such as making appropriate connections with Eviction Prevention programs or identifying informal solutions to help families maintain stable housing.
- Follow homeless households with a by-name-list to ensure that no one falls through the cracks.
- Reduce the period of homelessness by connecting those in shelters or even those waiting for shelter directly with a willing landlord and an address.
Make Your Investment in Our Community Today!
Help us change lives by ensuring a warm place to stay and increasing immediate housing options.
The answer to homelessness is an address!
Consider a Sponsorship Level Gift
The Partnership brings private property managers to the table with an incentive package that adds immediate housing opportunities to address homelessness.
It costs the Partnership approximately $1000 (turn costs, risk mitigation, and incentives) to enroll a private unit for a person to move out of homelessness. Become a sponsor today and help us connect existing housing to those who need it most.
Or be a Sustaining Donor with a monthly gift that fits your budget.
Make your contribution online, or mail your check to
PO Box 12044, Raleigh, NC 27605