NC Coalition to End Homelessness

The North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness was incorporated in early 2000 in response to the ever-increasing number of homeless people, especially homeless families, in the state of North Carolina.

The Coalition sprang out from the growing need for advocacy for homeless citizens and the organizations that serve them. NCCEH is a statewide membership association of activists and organizations committed to better meeting the needs of homeless citizens through targeted advocacy and increased public awareness.

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  • The North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness (NCCEH), with funding from Healthy Blue, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, provided $1 million to four North Carolina community nonprofits to design and implement strategies that foster housing connections between people seeking housing and those with housing available to rent.
    • The Housing Connections Initiative (HCI) aims to develop partnerships that work as well for property owners as they do for people who need a place to live. It asks the question, what does the property management industry need to provide housing to prescreened, well-supported renters who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. HCI provided financial incentives to North Carolina rental housing property owners and managers in Asheville/Buncombe County, Charlotte, Durham, Greenville, Jacksonville, New Bern, and Washington.
  • NC SOAR Program: SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery) is a national program that assists eligible adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to apply for SSI/SSDI disability benefits. The program was begun to help address the low benefit approval rates for people experiencing homelessness.
    • The SOAR program provides training to caseworkers, who in turn work directly with clients to prepare and submit SSI/SSDI disability applications. In North Carolina, NCCEH provides SOAR caseworker training, supports SOAR-trained caseworkers, and tracks the outcomes of their SOAR cases.
Primary Funders
  • Healthy Blue
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
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