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Wake vows to address lack of affordable housing

By |April 30th, 2016|

(A Reprint from the News & Observer)

 

BY PAUL A. SPECHT

aspecht@newsobserver.com

It might have been called an emergency meeting. Wake County commissioners gathered last Monday with housing experts including those from Habitat for Humanity and other nonprofit groups to address a lack of affordable housing.

This chronic problem has been growing in Wake, a strange and painful conundrum […]

RALEIGH RESTAURANT GIVES HOMELESS WOMEN A SECOND CHANCE

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 […]

Pope Francis opens the Vatican to the Homeless

By |April 29th, 2016|

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 […]

Former homeless man finds success in the speaker business

By |April 20th, 2016|

Five years ago I wrote about a homeless man in California who wanted to start a speaker company.

That man, Kevin Nelson, dared to be different: his speakers could produce stereo sound from a single box. He was way ahead of his time — nowadays millions of Bluetooth speakers claim the same thing.

But Nelson’s speakers do […]

Transitional facility adds women residents

By |April 20th, 2016|

Our Value to the Community LINC, Inc.: ? Has served approximately 1500 adults and 238 youth since it started providing services in 2000 ? Has a 92% success rate compared to North Carolina’s state rate of 59%. Forty-one percent of state released individuals that do not participate in LINC, Inc.?s re-entry programs return to prison […]