CASA's Impact in the Community

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Black History Month, Housing, and COVID-19

Black History Month, Housing, and COVID-19

Black History Month is about remembering the important events and people that facilitated social change in our country and acknowledging the fact that we still have a long way to go. Racial discrimination still exists in the United States. The events of 2020 certainly...

How Housing Can Make All the Difference

How Housing Can Make All the Difference

  If there’s one thing that can make a difference in someone’s life, it’s a roof over their head. Read about the difference that affordable housing can make right here in your community, and learn how you can help.  5 Ways Housing Improves Quality of Life Mental...

Happy 2021!

Happy 2021!

At this time last year, we were looking forward to a year filled with gatherings and growth.  We had launched our five year strategic plan with a goal of doubling the number of affordable homes in our community.  Little did we know that we would soon fall out of the...

Ways to Give This Holiday Season

Ways to Give This Holiday Season

As we approach the end of a truly exceptional year, we are so grateful for all of the support we've received at CASA from our donors, volunteers, and friends.  We hope that once we put this year behind us, we'll come out stronger - with a deeper commitment to caring...

Help Us Celebrate GivingTuesday on December 1

Help Us Celebrate GivingTuesday on December 1

GivingTuesday is always a special day, and this time, it means even more. 2020 has been a challenging year for many. The gift of giving — whether it’s our time, money, or advocacy — can go a long way toward making things easier. If you’re in a position to give on...

Get Ready for Our Safe at Home Fall Fundraiser

Get Ready for Our Safe at Home Fall Fundraiser

In an effort to help our tenants stay safe, we’d like for you to do the same. Our 2020 fall fundraiser will still go on as scheduled, but with one big exception: Everyone will be staying home.  Instead of getting dressed up for our annual night out as usual, we’ll be...

Homelessness and COVID-19

Homelessness and COVID-19

COVID-19 has impacted the lives of millions. People experiencing homelessness are at particular risk of contracting COVID-19 because they don’t have access to the most basic tools we all need to stay safe: a place to shelter, a place to practice good hygiene, and a...

Housing Insecurity During COVID-19

Housing Insecurity During COVID-19

​ Housing insecurity during COVID-19 COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of our lives. As of April 2020, the national unemployment rate skyrocketed to  14.7 percent, putting 20.5 million people out of work. In North Carolina, the unemployment rate reached 12.2%, the...

CASA’s COVID-19 Response

CASA’s COVID-19 Response

  Like you, we're adjusting to a new normal at CASA. Our offices are closed for now, but our staff are all working full time - from home or from a safe distance - to look after our tenants, keep our properties looking great, respond to emergencies, and move new...

Welcome Dee, CASA’s new CFO

Welcome Dee, CASA’s new CFO

Dee joined CASA’s senior leadership team as the agency's second Chief Financial Officer in February 2020. Dee has over 20 years of experience in finance, accounting, financial reporting & modeling, real-estate housing (including retirement, assisted living,...

Highlights From the 2019 CASA Annual Report

Highlights From the 2019 CASA Annual Report

As of 2019, more than half a million people in the U.S. experience homelessness every day. Of those half a million people, roughly 35% — close to 200,000 — live unsheltered on the streets. The pervasiveness of this issue makes it important for people to help in the...

The Importance of the 2020 Census

The Importance of the 2020 Census

What is the Census?   The census is a constitutionally mandated count of every person living in the United States occurring every decade. Each state’s population impacts redistricting and the allocation of congressional seats. Census data affects our ability to ensure...

Fair Housing Mini-Series Part III: Advertising

Fair Housing Mini-Series Part III: Advertising

Despite the Fair Housing Act (FHA) which prohibits discrimination when advertising housing, members of protected classes are still finding the playing field isn’t level. Applicants may see statements such as "no kids," "Christian housing," and "English speakers...

Giving Tuesday is December 3rd!

Giving Tuesday is December 3rd!

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is intended as a day to focus on the season of giving. At CASA, Giving Tuesday is a big deal – especially...

Debbie White, CASA’s CFO, Announces Plan to Retire

Debbie White, CASA’s CFO, Announces Plan to Retire

Debbie White has announced her plans to retire after nearly 15 years as CASA's Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As CASA searches for a replacement, we're carefully planning to be sure our new CFO is well equipped to take on Debbie's responsibilities. The new CFO will...

What Is the Workforce Housing Model?

What Is the Workforce Housing Model?

Some essential occupations are needed in every community. But unfortunately, many of these occupations don’t pay a high enough wage in order for those workers to live in the community in which they serve. That’s where the concept of “workforce housing” comes into...