The Campaign for King's Ridge

Our Vision: Room for Everyone


In August of 2019, CASA purchased six acres of land in Raleigh near Wake Medical Center as the future site of the King’s Ridge Apartments. King’s Ridge will end homelessness for single adults and families, reducing the number of people experiencing homelessness in Raleigh/Wake County by 10%.

CASA’s vision for King’s Ridge is to emulate Charlotte’s Moore Place community, and other nationally recognized supportive housing models, as a high-quality, affordable apartment community that ends homelessness. King’s Ridge will provide permanent housing for up to 100 households, serving both individuals and families. The property main floor will include community space, offices, and access to wrap around supports like case management, integrated primary and mental healthcare, employment, and childcare support. The site is well located minutes from downtown Raleigh with a public bus stop across the street.


Read the full case statement

Click to view full screen

Watch our video

“I’m extremely excited about King’s Ridge. I think that it can really provide an opportunity for us to demonstrate what is possible through community collaboration for our highest risk and most vulnerable homeless residents.” 

Dr. Brian Klausner,
Medical Director of Wake Med Community Population Health 

“Access to affordable housing can change the trajectory of a child’s life for years to come” 

Sharonda Ocean
Ocean Behavioral Healthcare 

“I picture King’s Ridge as a community. There’s going to be a beautiful community space there, to gather with people from the community. There will be medical services, mental health services, and case management. So whatever they need is right there.” 

Molly Painter
Campaign Leadership Committee Chair 

“The King’s Ridge project is precisely the type of ministry the Holy Michael Foundation was created to support. We look forward to seeing the project’s impact on the lives of its residents.”

Charlotte Griffin
Director of Development, Holy Michael Foundation

“Alliance supports the need for high-quality, affordable and supportive housing in our catchment area, particularly for individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We wish CASA success.”

Rob Robinson
CEO, Alliance Health

“We are pleased to have the chance to work with and support CASA on the King’s Ridge project. Their efforts to provide safe and affordable housing, health and employment services to all North Carolinians epitomizes the values and mission at the heart of the A.J. Fletcher Foundation”

Jimmy Goodmon, Jr. 
Board of Directors Member, A.J. Fletcher Foundation

“We are excited for the opportunity to partner with CASA to contribute to a place like King’s Ridge, whose vision beautifully embodies Jesus’s unequivocal command to love our neighbors, particularly those that society tends to overlook. We are eager to see the incredible impact this place will have on our community.”

Lauren Miller Wieczorek
Miller Family Foundation

“King’s Ridge will provide permanent housing and support for families moving out of homelessness in our community. Funding this type of tangible and supportive mission aligns perfectly with our goal at Bank of America to partner in efforts that work to solve systemic community issues from the ground up. As CASA and others continue their important work to address the affordable housing needs in our region, we remain committed to help reduce economic and racial inequality within the Triangle, with the ultimate goal of creating lasting change.”

Kari Stoltz
President, Bank of America Triangle

About King’s Ridge

Key Components

  • Access to permanent and affordable housing. Residents will pay one-third of their income for rent and can renew their lease year after year.
  • Minimal barriers to participation. King’s Ridge will be home to single adults and families who live with disabilities, histories of homelessness, and insufficient credit to qualify for conventional housing.
  • Housing First model. This model recognizes the importance of stable housing as the first step in addressing other life challenges. Once housed, residents partner with case managers to determine which supportive services they need to increase long-term success in their new homes.
  • Comprehensive, accessible wraparound services. Residents at King’s Ridge will have easy access to supportive services, including case management, employment assistance, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, childcare navigation, connections to public assistance programs, and other services to prevent evictions and ensure residents understand their rights and responsibilities as renters.
  • Personal voice and choice. Like a resident of a traditional apartment community, King’s Ridge residents will sign a lease, have control over their own lives and schedules, and can come and go as they please. They can direct the array and intensity of services they receive by working with a service provider to set individual goals.

CASA’s King’s Ridge apartments will be named in loving memory of our longtime CEO, Debra King.

Sharon and Tremayne


Who will live at King’s Ridge?

Raleigh and Wake County desperately need more affordable apartments for both single adults and families. Ending homelessness for single adults leads to better health outcomes and more positive participation in the community. Ending homelessness for families with children disrupts a generational cycle of poverty and decreases the likelihood that children and youth who live at King’s Ridge will experience homelessness as adults.
At King’s Ridge, single adults and families will live in community with one another, just as they do in neighborhoods and apartment communities across the city. We envision King’s Ridge as a vibrant community that meets residents where they are and is designed with supports for aging in place. The community will feature adult and child-friendly flexible spaces for counseling, meetings, and various activities.

How will residents be selected?

Our commitment is to end homelessness at King’s Ridge. Updates about who should apply will be posted here and shared with project partners as the project progresses.

Can I refer a future resident for King’s Ridge?

Yes, when most of the funding for King’s Ridge is in place and the architectural plans are approved, we will share the qualification requirements and an application for those who would like to live at King’s Ridge. We understand that a number of our neighbors are already eager to submit applications, and we are committed to creating a clear process as soon as we can.

King's Ridge will reduce Wake County homelessness by more than 10%


  • In 2019, 970 individuals were homeless in Wake County: 70% were adults, and 30% were families with children.
  • With up to 100 apartments, King’s Ridge will reduce this number by over 10%
  • King’s Ridge will target chronic homelessness among those earning less than 50% of the area median income (AMI), with an emphasis on those lower than 30% AMI


CASA estimates total construction costs at $16.6 million. This estimate is inclusive of a five-story building with up to 100 units, elevators, and a main floor of meeting space for services. CASA invested the first $1m with the purchase of the six acre site. In addition to funding construction, we will also establish a $2M King’s Ridge Sustainability Fund to provide ongoing operational support. *The Campaign total increased to $18.6M in August 2021 to reflect costs as final building plans, material, and site costs came into focus.


CASA owns the land on which King’s Ridge will be built. Construction will begin when approximately 90% of construction funding is pledged and secured. We are hopeful that we can begin construction in 2022.

Campaign Giving

To make a gift to this campaign, please contact CASA’s Senior Director of Resource Development, Missy Hatley, at (919) 307- 3435 or email If you have additional questions, we’ve put together a helpful list of FAQ’s related to King’s Ridge that you can review below. Thank you for helping to strengthen our community. 

Meet our Campaign Leadership Committee

The Campaign Leadership Committee is a group of dedicated volunteers, passionate about ending homelessness in Raleigh. They aid CASA in fundraising and use their expertise to guide us in decision making around King’s Ridge. We’re so grateful to have each of them on our team.

Molly Painter

Molly Woodruff Painter, Chair

Molly is a strong advocate for homeless woman. Years of volunteering within the homeless community has allowed her to understand and see firsthand the battles they must fight daily to accomplish even the simplest of tasks. She has become great friends with many of the women she works to help, and they have given her permission to be their voice. Molly says, “King’s Ridge is a great solution to the problem of chronic homelessness, and I’m thrilled to be a part of the solution for my friends”.

News Updates and Press Releases

9/21/21: Bank of America gives $500,000

9/9/21: Miller Family Foundation gives $500,000

8/30/21: A.J. Fletcher Foundation gives $500,000

8/25/21: Alliance Health pledges $685,000

8/17/21: Painter Family and Holy Michael Foundation gifts