Summer heat can be uncomfortable, dangerous, and even life-threatening for people facing housing insecurity, especially in warm climate areas like North Carolina. PBS discovered that about 1,500 people die annually in the U.S. from heat-related illnesses, and about half of these deaths impact homeless individuals.
Every year, summer brings those uncomfortable heatwaves and high humidity and affordable housing opportunities and options become as important as ever. Find out how you can help individuals find affordable housing in Raleigh with the support of CASA.
Helping People Without Housing During Summer
Explore Eligibility for CASA Housing
CASA has income-based housing programs for families, veterans, disabled individuals, and other people experiencing homelessness. Eligible residents can apply for the waitlist at Perry Place. This community has 48 one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments in Carrboro and Chapel Hill with rent based on income.
Learn About Future Income-Based Housing Opportunities
CASA communities currently in development in the Raleigh area include:
- Homestead Gardens in Chapel Hill, which will open as a mixed-income community for renters and homeowners in 2024. It will feature 22 one-bedroom apartments for low-income workers and 32 units with two or three bedrooms for mothers recovering from substance use disorder and their children.
- Bryan Place, which will open in Durham in early 2024. This location will have 16 one-bedroom rental units for people who earn less than $19,590 per year.
- King’s Ridge, which offers a permanent housing opportunity for low-income residents. The community caps monthly rent at one-third of a tenant’s income.
Donate to CASA Today
Donating to CASA can make a significant positive impact on the lives of homeless individuals in North Carolina. CASA has helped hundreds of people find secure housing in Raleigh and surrounding areas. Nearly a quarter of our clients are veterans and 70% of CASA households include a person who has a disability. Donate to CASA today to take action against housing insecurity in our communities.