Michael

Michael

Michael moved into his CASA apartment in early April 2022. He is 64 years old. His apartment is spotless, completely dust free, and tastefully decorated. It’s clear that he takes a lot of pride in his new home and values cleanliness. Michael is originally from...
Ernest

Ernest

Ernest is a veteran and has lived in his CASA apartment since 2016. Before moving into his CASA apartment, he experienced hardship and ended up homeless. He says being homeless was like being incomplete. “I never slept under no bridge. Because of my military service I...
Tremayne

Tremayne

  CASA tenant Tremayne lives in an apartment building specifically dedicated to veterans who have experienced homelessness and live with a disability. Tremayne was in the Navy for 7 years and moved into his CASA apartment a little over a year ago when  his...
Marilyn

Marilyn

Marilyn was born and raised in the Triangle, and her whole family is here. Her parents are nearby, she’s got a sister and a niece just down the road, and her daughter, grandkids, and son-in-law are a quick 20-minute drive. She says, “I’m family oriented. I have to...
Edna

Edna

Edna has lived in her CASA apartment for over ten years. Originally from Washington D.C., she moved to Durham with her husband and her son in 2008. Her husband died of congestive heart failure soon after. Edna has been a preschool teacher for over 40 years, and her...
“Music is my passion”

“Music is my passion”

Homelessness is painful for a lot of different reasons.  The worst part of being homeless for Robert was that he was disconnected from his music.  “Music has always been my passion,” he says.  “I don’t know how I would survive without...