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While jobs started becoming available in 2017, household incomes did not keep pace with the rising cost of housing leaving many of the working-age population behind.  Many seniors who experience the challenges of the last decade are facing retirement alone and without adequate resources.

The challenge, as 2020 approaches, is first to develop a path to housing stability for the most vulnerable households in our community.  Second is to capture the attention of the broader community population with an awareness and understanding of the plight of those left behind thereby directing resources from the new economy to initiatives helping those struggling to survive.

Directives:

With the help of the community CCM has identified four directives;

  1. Improve Access to Crisis Services
  2. Increase the Availability of Nutritious Food
  3. Reduce the Number of Evictions
  4. Create more Housing Opportunities & a Path to Housing Stability

Actions Needed:

Initiatives are currently underway that require community investment and support;

  1. Physically locate and efficiently link our local nonprofits to overcome transportation and accessibility issue
    • Revisit the Under-One-Roof concept for Cabarrus County
  1. Strengthen our recovery and distribution network that connects recoverable nutritious food to households in need.
    • Focus on Food Deserts, Food Co-ops & Prepared Food Recovery
  1. Dedicate adequate financial resources to significantly reduce the number of evictions in Cabarrus County.
    • Additional $120-$150,000 to reduce evictions by 20%
  1. Engage and deploy underutilized assets in Cabarrus County to create;
    • 80-100 single family units for homeless families with children
    • 5-10 bed program for young women aging out of Foster Care
    • 20-40 bed long-term facility for chronically homeless individuals.