Housing & Homelessness at the State Level
The following agencies work to combat homelessness via State Legislation in Raleigh
- North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness (NCCEH)
- "NCCEH's policy agenda is focused on bringing about an end to homelessness through prevention, increased access to and flexible funding for services, affordable housing production, increased funding for housing and homelessness programs, and targeting policies that exacerbate poverty."
- North Carolina Housing Coalition (NCHC)
- "NC Housing Coalition’s purpose is to educate the public about housing issues facing low and moderate-income households and to lead an advocacy effort that empowers residents to impact housing needs and issues that affect their lives and those across the state."
Why It Matters
- During the 2011 Point-in-Time study by NCCEH 12,908 people were to be homeless on a given night.
- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) defines “affordable housing” as housing that costs an owner or renter no more than 30% of household income.
- Currently there is a lot of work being done to create the NC Housing Trust Fund which will assist over 6,000 North Carolina families with their housing needs each year and generate over 3,000 jobs each year.
For more information on who is homeless click HERE
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