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By |April 30th, 2016|

(Reprint from ABC 11 News)

If you can change the way a woman sees herself, you can change her life. That’s how the boss of a new restaurant in downtown Raleigh feels about the women she’s going to hire to work there.

Homeless women from around Wake County will be learning to run the restaurant on one […]

Sir Walter Apartments up for sale ?

By |April 28th, 2016|

Downtown Raleigh’s Sir Walter Apartments up for sale

(Reprint from the News & Observer)

140-unit complex provides subsidized housing for seniors

Contract with HUD means tenants safe until at least August 2020

Long-time owner is seeking $16.8 million for property


Front exterior of the venerable Sir Walter Apartments building, 400 South Fayetteville Street at the corner with Davie Street in […]

Utah won war on homelessness?

By |April 28th, 2016|

Utah says it won ‘war on homelessness’, but shelters tell a different story

A year after officials announced that chronic homelessness had been nearly wiped out, a battle is brewing over the future of the largest shelter in the state

Mike Weston has lived at the Road Home for approximately 20 years. Photograph: Chad Kirkland for […]