Chronic Homelessness Ended Among Veterans
Following a two-year effort, Durham has been recognized by the federal government for effectively ending chronic veteran homelessness. Read more . . .
HUD Funds Durham Homeless Projects
You Can Help End Homelessness in Durham
Durham Opening Doors is a groundbreaking and ambitious campaign to engage all sectors of the Durham community in a revitalized effort to confront and overcome homelessness rather than just managing it. The overall goal is to reduce the length of time that any homeless person would stay in an emergency shelter to less than 45 days. Please express your commitment to be a partner of Durham Opening Doors by becoming a member of Durham’s Continuum of Care; the Membership Agreement can be returned to the City of Durham’s Community Development Department.
The Plan proposes to reduce homelessness by:
Closing the Front Door: We are preventing homelessness in the first place by working more closely with mainstream poverty programs to ensure that those most at risk of homelessness are receiving assistance they qualify for.
Opening the Back Door: We are enabling homeless people to access permanent housing more quickly by increasing the supply of affordable housing and permanent supportive housing, ensuring that people have incomes adequate to pay for basic needs, and providing appropriate services for those who need them.
Did you know that . . .
14% of the homeless people in Durham are children.
17% of homeless adults are veterans.
38% of homeless Durham adults indicate that unemployment is the primary cause of their homelessness.
15,000 households in NC District IV, a Congressional District representing much of Durham County, pay more than 50% of household income to maintain housing.
13% of Durham’s homeless people report wages as a source of income.
“Welcome Home” is the message that Durham seeks to give every person struggling to survive without adequate housing.
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