Excerpt Rikki Gardner, Operations Director Why is affordable housing important for Durham? "I think affordable housing is important to Durham because Durham is a great place to live. It has always prided itself on being a place for everyone. But with the progress Durham has seen, the tech startups, and the different businesses and enterprises that have come here, Durham has all of a sudden become a very pricey place that not everyone can afford. There are those who have been
Jodette first told her story to the public at the Annual Breakfast on June 19th. Jodette is the mother of three wonderful and amazingly intelligent daughters. She worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons for 16 years. With two bachelor’s degrees and one master’s degree in hand, it never crossed her mind that her family would be impacted by homelessness. Yet, that’s where they found themselves, homeless, living in the Extended Stay America and Econo Lodge for 16 months. In 20
LaKeethia Poole is a mother of 5, a nursing student, and a manager at work, but just a short time ago, life looked very different. In 2016, LaKeethia was homeless. When asked about the circumstances that led her to living unsheltered, she said, “It’s not realistic to think that there is just one thing that causes you to become homeless. It’s like a rolling, ball-and-chain effect, like you’ve got a chain wrapped around your foot, the ball starts to roll and it drags you with
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 12:17PM Diane Wilson and Darin Saavedra DURHAM (WTVD) --The holidays can be a joyful time, but also a very tough time for those who don't have much, especially for those who are homeless.
I got to spend some time at the nonprofit, Housing for New Hope in Durham.
The nonprofit's goal is to prevent and end homelessness in the community.
During my visit, Housing for New Hope's holiday party had just wrapped up.
I got to meet several of the kids w