People We Serve
Over 40% of people without permanent housing are living with disabilities, and having a physical or behavioral health issue makes living on the streets even more difficult. That’s why CASA has made it our mission to provide these individuals with specialized and affordable housing.
Adults and children in families make up over a third of the homeless population across the country, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Being homeless can have a tremendous impact on a child. Children who experience homelessness have higher levels of behavioral and emotional concerns, are at increased risk of serious health problems, and often fall behind their peers in school.
According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, an individual earning minimum wage needs to work 85 hours a week to rent the average two bedroom apartment in North Carolina.
What does that mean? It means that many of the individuals we depend on to keep our economy and lives running – school bus drivers, fast food workers, and home health care professionals, for example – are living in substandard or cost-burdened housing. A single paycheck is all that stands between many working families and homelessness.
United States’ veterans have experienced great sacrifice fighting for our freedoms, but we often fail to appropriately repay them for their service. Between 130,000 and 200,000 vets go without a place to live on any given night, with over 150 experiencing homelessness in North Carolina’s Research Triangle alone.