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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...

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 Mini-Series Part I: The 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...

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: Our Strategic Plan

April 2019 CEO Update: Our Strategic Plan

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...

Make a Difference When You Give Back in 2019

Make a Difference When You Give Back in 2019

There are many ways that you can make a difference in 2019, both around the world and right here in Raleigh, NC. Many giving options happen to coincide with your New Year planning, budgeting, purging, and resolutions. Here are a few ways you can give back this year....

Why Giving Shouldn’t Be Limited to the Holiday Season

Why Giving Shouldn’t Be Limited to the Holiday Season

With the spirit of giving and community in the air, people give more during the holidays than any other time of the year. In fact, nearly one-third of annual giving occurs in December. This huge influx of donations helps a lot of nonprofits carry out their missions,...

CASA’s 2018 Year in Review

CASA’s 2018 Year in Review

December is a time of reflection. We remember the highs and the lows of the past year and make resolutions for the coming year. In 2018, CASA celebrated many accomplishments, and also mourned a profound loss in the death of our longtime CEO, Debra King. Because of...