The Wake County region is supported by a number of low income housing programs. One resource may be transitional housing, which is short term or temporary accommodations for a family or individual who needs housing assistance. Most of these programs do have criteria that need to be met by the organization that is offering the units. In general, the conditions can include the applicant needs to be working a certain number of hours per week and trying to become self-sufficient, but conditions will vary. The housing is usually offered for anywhere from 6 months to two years.
In addition, most of the non-profits and transitional housing agencies will require both an application and they will also require the individual to participate in various classes and workshops to acquire self-sufficiency. This can include credit repair, budgeting, debt reduction, case management and more.
Wake County North Carolina has several agencies and programs to assist low income families or individuals in the community. The organizations below are many of the leading places and programs to call for shelter and low income housing.
The Carying Place, Inc. – Focuses on families with children. It provides low income families with children an opportunity to find and get settled into permanent affordable housing, and also provides resources for them to improve their financial situation. Also learn about rental assistance and security deposits in the Cary, North Carolina area. P O Box 622, Cary, North Carolina 27512, 919-462-1800
Glory to Glory House of Refuge – Housing is available for Single, Homeless Women with HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse & Mental Illness individuals as well. The non-profit provides people with a challenging program based on individual needs. 1700 Carson St., Raleigh, North Carolina 27608, 919-829-9491
Harriet's House – Mothers leaving jail or prison can get help with reuniting with their children, establishing credit, support with finding a job, and obtain permanent, descent housing. Passage Home, Inc., Raleigh, NC 27619, dial 919-834-0666
Matthew House – Another organization for homeless families with children. Get assistance in accessing permanent, safe housing and economic self-sufficiency over the long term. Passage Home, Inc., P O Box 17588, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27619, phone 919-834-0666
New Life Connection Transitional Housing for Women - Provides short term transitional and low income housing to help women connect/reconnect to family, themselves, community and their local church by offering a supportive educational environment. P O Box 24982, Raleigh, NC 27611, call 919-833-3393
YWCA – Women in Transition – Single women aged a8 and older can use this non-profit for empowerment. 1012 Oberlin Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27605, main phone number 919-828-3205
AMEC – A local shelter for men in Wake County. There may be a weekly fee that needs to be paid. 412 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27603, dial 919-834-3734
Salvation Army – Offers a number of housing programs, information, and referrals. Access a food pantry, shelter, or even get funds for paying rent or deposits. Women, families, women with children, and others can all qualify for assistance. 215 S. Person St., Raleigh, NC 27601, call 919-834-6733
Raleigh Rescue Mission – Runs an emergency shelter in Wake County. 6 p.m. check-in for emergency shelter. Address is 314 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, North Carolina 27601, call 919-828-9014 (men) or dial 919-828-4980 (women)
Helen Wright Center – Only offers housing for single women. 401 W. Cabarrus St., Raleigh, NC 27601, dial 919-833-1748
Interact is for Victims of Domestic Violence. Call 919-828-7740
Volunteer Families for Children – Housing and shelter s offered for children and teenager up to age 18. The location is Suite B, 7406 Chapel Hill Road, Raleigh, NC 27606, phone number 919-852-5700
Wake Family Entry – Pan Lutheran Ministries (Families). Address is 501 New Bern Ave., call 919-833-3545
Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network – All housing, shelter, and other services are for families, couples, single pregnant women, so the program is wide ranging. 903 Method Road, Raleigh, North Carolina 27606, telephone 919-832-6024
Women's Center of Wake County - Women's Day Shelter is available. 128 E. Hargett St., Raleigh, North Carolina 27601, phone 919-829-3711
The Healing Place of Wake County – This is a so called rescue, substance abuse recovery and rehabilitation facility for struggling and lower income Wake County residents. Individuals with substance abuse issues can enter the program to stay only one night in the emergency overnight shelter or they can regain sobriety. Overnight guests may even be transported to and from pick-up sites. Call 919-838-9800 for additional information and details on how housing program works. 919-838-9800
Wrenn House – Low income and transitional housing for youth under 18 years of age. 908 W. Morgan St., Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
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