The last seven to eight years have been hard enough on North Carolinians living on the fringes of our economy. Things we take in stride like a sick child, a needed car repair or a few extra bills that pile up are enough to drive someone over the edge from just getting by to suddenly being without a home.
Until now, these vulnerable families could count on some assistance: Medicaid, WIC, Work First, food stamps, rental subsidy vouchers. These were all supports that families living on the edge could count on to stay in a home. One by one the state or local administration has been taking these supports away.
We in the partnership foresee a growing number of North Carolinians living without homes unless these vital supports are all restored and strengthened!
Raleigh/Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness