CASA's Impact in the Community

Success Stories, News, and Special Events

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...

What Is Permanent Supportive Housing in Raleigh, NC?

What Is Permanent Supportive Housing in Raleigh, NC?

      Permanent supportive housing (sometimes also called disability housing) is rental housing paired with supportive services to allow people with disabilities to live independently. Access to the supportive services of all kinds helps resident be...

Fair Housing Act

This advocacy mini-series will cover different aspects of the Fair Housing Act and how this legislation shaped the American housing landscape.What is the Fair Housing ActThe Fair Housing Act prevents discrimination in housing (rental and homeownership) based on seven...

Welcome Home, Tommy & Shelia

Welcome Home, Tommy & Shelia

Tommy and Shelia moved their family into their CASA apartment in May.  Before they arrived, they had been living in a hotel room with one bed.  Now, they live in a two-bedroom apartment in a community for families with children in Raleigh. “At one time we had a nice...

Wayne’s Welcome Home Anniversary

Wayne’s Welcome Home Anniversary

On the fourth of July last year, Wayne was just a few weeks away from moving into his CASA apartment.  Wayne is an Army veteran, who joined the military at eighteen because his family didn’t have the money to send him to college.  He wanted to go to school, but he is...

CASA announces new Chief Operations Officer

CASA announces new Chief Operations Officer

CASA is excited to announce the addition of Dr. Trina Clayeux as its new Chief Operations Officer. “Our intention in the extensive search for our next COO, led by Armstrong McGuire, was to bring on someone with a deep passion for housing, the knowledge and experience...

5 Ways to Support Your Community Through CASA

5 Ways to Support Your Community Through CASA

CASA has been providing affordable housing for homeless families and individuals for more than 25 years. But we’ve hardly done it alone. We rely on group and individual donations, volunteer work, and other efforts from people like you to make it all happen. Read below...

CASA’s Solution to Ending Homelessness in Raleigh, NC

CASA’s Solution to Ending Homelessness in Raleigh, NC

For almost 30 years, CASA has been providing a solution to homelessness in Raleigh, NC, and surrounding communities. How have we done it? By creating more affordable housing. Raleigh has the fifth fastest growing rent in the country among larger cities, and nearby...

April 2019 CEO Update

April 2019 CEO Update

As you may know, CASA is creating a strategic plan to guide our work over the next five years.  It has been an incredible process.  We are grateful for all those who contributed to our 27 year foundation and with fresh eyes we revisited and updated our mission,...

Tax Tips and Tricks for Charitable Donors

Tax Tips and Tricks for Charitable Donors

Working on your taxes this month might have you rethinking your strategies for 2019. If so, have a look at some of these tax strategies to do the most good for your community and your portfolio.Donate appreciated stock rather than cash.If you plan to make a donation...

Housing and the Minimum Wage

Housing and the Minimum Wage

Welcome to CASA's new Advocacy Blog!  We'll use this space to talk about housing issues in the news that matter to the people we serve. Today's topic: Housing and the Minimum Wage.

March 2019 Advocacy Blog: Housing Vouchers

Welcome to CASA's new Advocacy Blog!  We'll use this space to talk about housing issues in the news that matter to the people we serve. Our first topic?  Housing vouchers. What is a housing voucher? Nearly 60,000 low-income households in North Carolina use housing...

Jimmy

Jimmy

Before moving into his CASA apartment, Jimmy spent a good portion of his adult life homeless. He moved around a lot looking for work. When he arrived in Raleigh, he stayed at the South Wilmington Street Center, a homeless shelter for single men. He worked odd jobs in...