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.
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CASA broke ground on King’s Ridge on March 29th, 2022. This momentous occasion was an emotional celebration of two years of hard work with volunteers, elected officials and compassionate community members. We are thrilled to have reached this milestone in the community’s construction! To read more about the event, visit our blog by clicking here.
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“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”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
President, Bank of America Triangle
“Wake Stone believes in King’s Ridge’s mission and supports it wholeheartedly. We have benefited from more than 50 years of supplying aggregate materials for the foundation of Raleigh’s growth. A a corporate citizen, we believe it is important to give back to our communities. We are excited to participate in the King’s Ridge project by not only providing necessary funding for construction but also aggregate materials for the facility’s foundation. This project provides the critical resources necessary for our neighbors in need to make Raleigh a great place for all.”
“Baker Roofing is excited to be a part of this dynamic effort and applauds CASA and the King’s Ridge team for bringing this type of project to Raleigh!”
John C. Matthews
Executive Vice President, Baker Roofing
“CASA is one of the few organizations dedicated to creating DEEPLY affordable housing. It takes incredible coalition building to create the funding to do what is otherwise nearly impossible. Gina and I wanted to be part of this significant effort with so many great partners, and we are so honored to do so.”
“Rhonda and I are delighted to be a part of King’s Ridge and Debra King’s vision to help end homelessness in our community. We have chosen to contribute because we have seen firsthand how the CASA staff and volunteers have worked diligently to improve the lives of others.”
Lyle and Rhonda Gardner
About King’s Ridge
- 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.
Who will live at King’s Ridge?
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?
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
To make a gift to this campaign, visit our donation page or contact CASA’s Senior Director of Resource Development, Missy Hatley, at (919) 307-3435 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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”.