CASA's Impact in the Community

Success Stories, News, and Special Events

Memorial Day 2017

Memorial Day was established to honor those who died while serving our country.   In our fast paced world, I find I need to stop and remember the real reason for this long weekend.  Billy Ray Cyrus sings a song called “Some Gave All,” about a local hero who had served...

25th Anniversary Luncheon Fundraiser

Thanks to the corporate and private sponsors for our 25th Anniversary Luncheon Fundraiser!  We're excited about getting together on Thursday, May 4 at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel to look back at CASA's first 25 years.  Thanks to the support of these sponsors and many...

CASA plans Orange County expansion

With more than 50 apartments in Chapel Hill and Carrboro already, CASA has established a presence in Orange County. A proposed development could expand CASA’s footprint in Orange County by at least 28 apartments in 2018-2019. The development site includes a parcel in...

Watch the Faces of CASA video, presented by Citrix

At CASA's 25th Anniversary Celebration hosted by CItrix, Citrix unveiled a new video featuring the stories of five CASA tenants.  We're thrilled to share it with you!  Watch the video on YouTube, and contact us to learn more about CASA's affordable housing mission....

Throw a House Party for CASA!

It's CASA's 25th Anniversary and we're pretty sure that's a good reason for a party!  Sign up to host a house party in honor of CASA’s 25th Anniversary, and we’ll deliver our House-Party-in-a-Box right to your door.  Our party kit has everything you need for your CASA...

It’s CASA’s 25th Anniversary!

CASA was incorporated on March 10, 1992.  Since then we've grown to own and manage over 400 apartments across the Triangle.  This year, we're celebrating the past and gearing up to grow even more in the future.  Our goal is to add 100 apartments to our affordable...

Happy New Year!

From CASA's CEO Debra King This time of year brings resolutions and goals for the twelve months ahead.  I am thrilled to welcome in 2017 - for a number of reasons.  Thanks to the generosity of our community and our funders, we anticipate another strong year of growth....

Welcome home, Andre

Andre was born at Duke Hospital in Durham, only a few miles away from his new CASA apartment. He entered the Army in 1977, where he fractured his foot almost as soon as he got there.  “My disabilities came about from when I was going through training in the military,”...

#30daysofgratitude

"I am thankful for friends - people who know me well and, despite that fact, still tolerate me!  I am blessed with long term friendships - people that I have known for decades and who I can call to help with anything - and I mean anything. For my friends, I am...

Reflecting on Matthew

 It was nice to see blue skies yesterday in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.   My family and I lost power mid- morning on Saturday – got it back for about an hour and then lost power again until mid-day on Sunday.   We spent lots of time trying to keep electronic...

Remembering Bill

I am saddened to share the news of the passing of Bill Bost, who served on CASA’s Board of Directors from October 2005 to June 2012.  At CASA this week, we are remembering his incredible sense of humor and his pure enjoyment of playing the Devil’s Advocate.  He made...

Meet Thomas

Thomas is the youngest of eight children from Kinston, NC.  He entered the Air Force in 1980 after his high school principal caught him skipping class and gave him the option of returning to his class or taking the entry exam for the Armed Forces. “It was a really...

Meet Anita and Robert

Anita has lived in her CASA apartment for 10 years. She wakes up early each morning and sits outside with her coffee. When Robert moved in three and a half years ago, he started joining her. “I’m so glad I have a friend like Robert,” she says. “We look out for each...

Meet Michael

Michael is a U.S. Army veteran.   He spent three years in Germany in the early seventies and loved being in the service.  Returning to civilian life, though, was tough.  “I was deep into drugs,” he remembers.  “I was fighting all the time.”  His father offered to help...

Meet Anthony

Anthony was adopted when he was six years old and grew up in Dudley, NC. After high school he pursued one semester of college on full academic scholarship before enlisting in the military. During this time, he would endure an injury by a moving vehicle. This back...

A Long View over the Long Holiday

You may be one of the lucky ones who gets to enjoy a long weekend.  I am hoping that we all remember what this weekend is all about.  As you know, Memorial Day is a remembrance of those who died in battle.  Let’s all take a moment and remember those who were willing...

Meet Dessie

Dessie moved in her CASA apartment just in time to ring in 2016 in her new home.  She had been on CASA’s waiting list since 2010.  At 58 years old, she spent the summer and fall of 2015 living in her car. As a young woman, Dessie was a union representative in an...

Meet Willie – “grateful for who I am today”

Willie moved into his CASA apartment this spring.  “I’m very content,” he says.  “And I love my apartment.  It’s beautiful!  Everything…the walls, the floors, the cabinets, the bedroom, the bathroom.  Everyone who comes to see it says it’s amazing.” Moving into his...

Future Expansion of CASA housing in Orange County

CASA is excited to be the affordable housing partner in Collins Ridge, a master-planned community to be developed in Hillsborough by Caruso Homes. Collins Ridge was recently approved by the Hillsborough Board of Commissioners and will include a mix of single family...

Meet Holly – “All About Helping”

Holly is a natural helper.  “We’re all about helping people,” she says, “whatever it takes.”  Today she and her teenage daughters know almost every tenant in their apartment community.  They cheerfully decorate their neighbors’ doorways for Christmas, and they keep...

Meet Tangie

Tangie moved into her one bedroom CASA apartment last Friday.  When she got the call from CASA that she had been accepted and could move in, “I dropped the phone!” she laughs.  “I couldn’t believe it was real, finally.  After four years, I got my own place.” Tangie...

Join us in The Great Human Race!

CASA is participating in the 2016 Great Human Race in Durham on Saturday, April 30 to support safe, affordable and permanent apartments for people living with disabilities and veterans who have experienced homelessness. Join us!! At CASA, tenants pay 30% of their...

MLK Volunteers Create Welcome Home Baskets

On January 18, two groups of United Way volunteers joined CASA for our annual MLK Day of Service activity in Raleigh.  These hard workers sorted hundreds donations and created approximately 50 "Welcome Home Baskets" for tenants who move into a CASA apartment in 2016....

Looking Ahead to 2016

Looking Ahead to 2016 From Debra King, Chief Executive Officer As we begin the New Year, I want to thank you for your incredible support. We have been heartened and bolstered by your kindness, your contributions and your support in so many ways. Here's what you can...

CASA Honored with GSK IMPACT Award

Each year, GlaxoSmithKline awards $40,000 each to 10 Triangle nonprofit organizations for their work toward improving public health.  The program was initially limited to nonprofits that focus on health care, but the company expanded it to include those involved in...

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