Many of the working poor in the greater Charlotte, NC area are just an illness, accident or paycheck away from homelessness. Expenses for food, shelter, medical care, and transportation must be juggled and prioritized on a day-to-day basis. More than the minimum wage is required to afford a one or two-bedroom apartment at Fair Market Rent.
Just One Story - Supportive Housing
Zanida Scott is poised to become a homeowner, and she’d be the first to tell you that it wouldn’t be happening without the help of Lutheran Services Carolinas.
Lutheran Services Carolinas works with human service providers and governmental agencies who offer subsidized housing in Charlotte, NC, to provide community support service programs that help people become self-sufficient. That help includes:
- New program development
- Individualized achievement planning
- Intensive case management
- Aftercare planning
- Community resources
- Consumer based workshops
- Utilization of volunteer support groups
These are not stand alone services. They are designed to work in conjunction with existing subsidized housing programs to offer additional support.
For more information on Supportive Housing or to learn how to partner with LSC in adding supportive housing services to your existing program, call 1-800-HELPING or email firstname.lastname@example.org.