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Housing Call: February 27, 2024

Organizational Updates

Learning Collaborative 4 on March 8, 10-11am


Arthur Payne
Morse Clinic of Durham,
NC Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence

Kay Sanford
Project Lazarus
NC Harm Reduction Coalition

Federal Updates

Congress only has a few days to reach an agreement on the Final FY24 spending bill before the March 1st deadline (THIS FRIDAY). It appears that they are considering another short-term continuing resolution (CR) lasting no more than two weeks in order to push back the deadline to enact four of the 12 fiscal year (FY) 2024 spending bills, including the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) bill that funds HUD’s vital affordable housing and homelessness programs.

Source: NLIHC 

State Updates

State Legislative Updates

Relevant NCGA Meetings

Local Community Updates

Faith communities get involved with affordable housing: 

  • Building tiny homes, opening churches: Wilmington faith community discusses how to address housing crisis One Christian Network –  a group of over 300 Christian leaders in the Wilmington area – hosted a housing forum last week. Local nonprofits and churches learned about the housing need in their local community and received information about the city of Wilmington’s Rental Rehab Loan. The program provides 30-year loans of up to $200K at 0% interest for small developers, investors, and nonprofits who commit to renting the unit to a family earning less than 80% AMI. The convening also included a forum on single room rentals and a discussion about how churches can convert underutilized spaces on their property for affordable housing. 
  • Winston-Salem church nears completion of affordable housing for homeless veterans and low-income families  A church in Winston-Salem is nearing completion of 3 affordable 2-bedroom apartments and a house. The church, Whole Man Ministries, was able to complete the project thanks to a $450K grant from the City of Winston-Salem and donations from individuals and community organizations. The first tenant has been selected and the church is working with community organizations to select the remaining tenants. 
  • Salisbury City Council gives go ahead for permanent supportive housing project to proceed The City of Salisbury voted last week to allocate Shelter Ministries of Rowan $480K in ARPA funds for the creation of 10 Permanent Supportive Housing units that will be operated in conjunction with Rowan Helping Ministries. Others financing the project include the NC Housing Finance Agency, Rowan County, and the local HOME consortium. 

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