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Giving Tuesday 2020
CASA is a nonprofit affordable housing developer, operating in Wake, Orange, and Durham Counties. We serve very low income veterans, families with children, and people living with disabilities. Before moving into their apartments, most of our residents were experiencing homelessness.
CASA tenants are low income, and over 70% are living with a disability, making them uniquely vulnerable to a health and economic crisis like COVID-19. While we’re not sure how long this pandemic will go on, we know that thanks to you, our residents will be just fine. Thank you for your generosity and support.
At CASA we know the causes of homelessness are complex, but we still believe the answer is simple: the solution to homelessness is housing. Thank you for being part of the solution.
On Giving Tuesday, gifts $140+ come with a tote bag, and gifts $275+ come with a CASA T-Shirt!
Meet our Tenants
Anita, CASA resident
Anita used to live in a group home where she felt she didn't have control of her own life. "I left because I wanted to be independent," she says. "I think every woman wants to be independent." Anita says one of her favorite things about her CASA apartment is sitting on her porch with a cup of coffee, waving to neighbors in the morning.
Philip and Marquita
Philip and Marquita have lived in their CASA apartment for several years. Coronavirus ruined their plans for a June ceremony with lots of friends and family. Phillip said that after speaking with his mom, he and Marquita decided to go ahead with a small, socially distanced ceremony rather than wait. They were married at their church, Redeeming Love Missionary Baptist Church in Raleigh, in May. Since their wedding, Marquita has gotten a new job and Phil has been recognized for his outstanding service to his CASA community, where he regularly helps with clean up and maintenance tasks.
Tahirah, KK, and Eli'Jay
After a divorce, Tahirah and her family found themselves homeless. They stayed at motels when they could, but often slept in their car. Now, Eli'Jay (grandson) has a safe, comfortable home where he can grow and play.
Joseph, CASA tenant
A retired truck driver, Joseph owned his own rig and was keeping a busy volunteer schedule taking it to schools for show and tell. When the COVID crisis hit, Joseph’s old trucking buddies called him and said they needed his help. So, now he’s driving again, delivering food all over the country during the crisis. He keeps in touch with his CASA leasing specialist to let her know when he’s away from his apartment and on the road for weeks at a time. It makes him feel good to be able to help people in need.
Gerry, CASA tenant
Gerry has been in her CASA apartment for over a year, and was especially grateful to have shelter when she contracted COVID-19. She pays 30% of her income on rent, leaving valuable funds in her budget for things like medicine and groceries. She's feeling much better now, but is reminded how vital a role housing plays in recovering from illness and maintaining your health.