CASA's Impact in the Community

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How Climate Change Impacts the Unhoused

Climate change is one of the biggest problems that the world faces. When trying to help the unhoused community, it can be tempting to ignore global issues like climate change, but that is a mistake. As with many other problems, climate change is impacting the unhoused...

Perry Place Construction Update

Perry Place Construction Update

Greetings from Perry Place!   We're excited to keep you updated on the progress at Perry Place, our newest community in Chapel Hill/Carrboro. Site work is advancing, with a focus on erosion control, building retaining walls, and coordinating utility easements and...

Practical Ways to Help People Without Homes in Durham, NC

Practical Ways to Help People Without Homes in Durham, NC

No matter where you go, there will be people who lack the resources needed for proper housing. Sadly, Durham, NC is by no means exempt from this. There are many people in our community who lack homes, including a disproportionately high number of veterans. The good...

King’s Ridge Groundbreaking

King’s Ridge Groundbreaking

CASA broke ground on King's Ridge!We are so pleased to announce that on March 29th 2022 at 10:00 AM, we broke ground on King's Ridge. This momentous occasion was an emotional celebration of two years of hard work with volunteers, elected officials and compassionate...

Tremayne

Tremayne

  CASA tenant Tremayne lives in an apartment building specifically dedicated to veterans who have experienced homelessness and live with a disability. Tremayne was in the Navy for 7 years and moved into his CASA apartment a little over a year ago when  his...

Veteran Homelessness Statistics

Veteran Homelessness Statistics

Homelessness can touch all demographics from all walks of life. Among these vulnerable populations, alarmingly, are our very own military veterans who have bravely answered our country’s call for service. What follows are revealing statistics about veteran...

Perry Place Update, January 2022

Perry Place Update, January 2022

I am excited to begin the year by tracking the construction progress of Perry Place, CASA’s newest Orange County development off Merritt Mill Road in Chapel Hill/Carrboro.  We’ve entered the first phase of construction: site work. This involves clearing the land,...

How to Talk to Children About Homelessness

  Talking about homelessness can be difficult no matter who you’re speaking with, but talking about it with your kids can be even more challenging. The fact is, however, that we all need to work together to help those in our community who are homeless, and that...

A Home for the Holidays

The spirit of giving is on display year-round at CASA where every day is a commitment to providing solutions for homelessness in the Triangle. But the holiday season can be a special time that highlights the generosity in all of us. There are a number of ways to...

Celebrate GivingTuesday With Us

Celebrate GivingTuesday With Us

Every day is one of giving at CASA, but each year we like to celebrate the spirit of giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, better known as GivingTuesday. GivingTuesday will be recognized on Nov. 30th and marks the world’s largest day of generosity and giving....

CASA Welcomes Everett McElveen as CEO

CASA Welcomes Everett McElveen as CEO

Last week, CASA officially welcomed Everett McElveen as CASA’s newest CEO. Mary Jean Seyda, CASA’s previous CEO, will transition into a part-time role with the Fundraising department as a Senior Advisor, specifically focused on our new developments: King’s Ridge in...

The Eviction Moratorium Ends Sunday

The Eviction Moratorium Ends Sunday

On Sunday, the CDC’s ban on evictions will end. North Carolina’s eviction moratorium ended on July 1st after six Republican officials voted to reject Governor Cooper’s request to extend it by one month.  The eviction moratorium banned evictions that resulted from the...

3 Reasons Supporting the Homeless Is Important This Summer

3 Reasons Supporting the Homeless Is Important This Summer

When asked which season is the most dangerous for America’s nearly 580,000 homeless people, most of us think winter. But winter isn’t the only dangerous season with extreme temperatures. It’s actually the summer months, with their blistering heat, that pose the...

Juneteenth 2021

Juneteenth 2021

Yesterday marked a historic event, when Juneteenth was officially declared a National Holiday in the United States. June 19th marks not only a time for celebration, but also for reflection on our nation's past. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated...

The Ones Who Change the Locks

The Ones Who Change the Locks

Even in 2021, the life expectancy for a person whose been homeless is around 50 years of age, 20 years less than a housed person. Stress, lack of sleep and nutrition, and the trauma of living in the elements and in shelters takes its toll.  At CASA, we focus on the...

How Homelessness Impacts Families in Raleigh, NC

How Homelessness Impacts Families in Raleigh, NC

When most people think of homelessness, they tend to visualize a single individual without shelter. But the reality is that one-third of all people experiencing homelessness in the U.S. are families with children.    Homelessness affects families in unique ways,...

What makes housing affordable?

What makes housing affordable?

Though COVID-19 has shined a bright light on the lack of affordable housing throughout the United States, the truth is that we have been facing this crisis long before the pandemic arrived. Typically, housing affordability is measured by income. Paying 30% or less of...

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