Who We Are

Landing Page for About – snapshot of everything RWPEH does, with links to more details in the appropriate section.


Strategically lead and engage the community in collaborative efforts to prevent and move people out of homelessness.




Committed to core values that bring people home:

  • Inclusive. Honoring the dignity of people with personal experiences of homelessness as partners in identifying solutions to homelessness
  • Collaborative. Harnessing the power of collaboration to achieve systemic solutions to homelessness
  • Innovative. Fostering flexible and creative responses to the complexity of homelessness
  • Informed. Using data to address inequity, guide decision-making, allocate resources, and improve accountability
  • Bold. Providing courageous leadership that honors our commitment to end homelessness

Continuum of Care (CoC)

The Raleigh/Wake County Continuum of Care (CoC) coordinates services and housing for people experiencing homelessness.  The CoC includes prevention/diversion, street outreach, emergency shelter, transitional housing, rapid rehousing, and permanent supportive housing.

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)

The Raleigh/Wake County Partnership to End Homelessness (RWPEH) leads the process for the annual HUD CoC NOFA application. Each year RWPEH convenes a series of meetings for stakeholders to identify local service gaps and funding priorities.  Identified priorities are used to develop a comprehensive application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).



Metro Denver Homeless Initiative (MDHI) was formed in 1994 to coordinate service and housing assistance available from organizations throughout the metro area. MDHI brought together 70 organizations, including homeless service and housing providers, local and state governmental agencies, foundations, mental health centers, neighborhood groups, and people with lived experience of homelessness to develop a Continuum of Care (CoC). With support from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other public and private sources, MDHI has since become a regional leadership body that coordinates resources and services, identifies needs, and disseminates best practices on what works to end homelessness. 


RWPEH coordinates and supports the Raleigh/Wake County Continuum of Care (CoC), a multi-agency collaboration focused on ending homelessness in Raleigh and the surrounding areas of Wake County. The CoC brings together public and private organizations to provide an array of homelessness prevention services, housing placement assistance, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing for persons who are experiencing homelessness or at risk.

LINK TO THE COC section – Bylaws, charter, Conflict of Interest statement, how to engage with the COC.