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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...

Meet Sandra

Meet Sandra

Sandra lives in a CASA community built especially for veterans who have experienced homelessness and are living with disabilities.  She has lived in her CASA apartment since 2015.  In those five years, she’s never experienced anything quite like 2020. “The hardest...

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 tenants...

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,...

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...

Pamela’s Story

When Pamela’s mom got sick, her world fell apart.  “She was my best friend,” Pamela says.  Her mother battled cancer for over two years.  Pamela left her full time job and moved to North Carolina to care of her. “When she died,” Pamela says, “I didn’t realize how much...

A Reason for Living

A Reason for Living

Bill moved into his CASA apartment as soon as construction was completed and the complex opened. “I love it here,” he says. “We take care of each other.” Bill’s path to CASA was a difficult one. “I used to live in a house, owned my own business, and lost everything,”...

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...

Fair Housing Mini-Series Part II: Redlining

Fair Housing Mini-Series Part II: Redlining

What is RedliningRedlining forever shaped America’s residential patterns. The Homeowners Loan Corporation (HOLC), created as part of the New Deal to refinance home mortgages in default due to the 1929 crash, evaluated neighborhoods and broke them into four “lending...