Mission: CASA believes that people with disabilities and individuals of low wealth who have the ability to live independently in the community should be able to. CASA works to provide affordable housing in concert with supportive services that make this possible.
Results: 83% of CASA's long-term tenants (tenants who have been with CASA for at least 12 months) continue to remain stably housed each year.
Target demographics: CASA focuses on the hardest to house and only charges 30% of a person's income for rent. The majority of CASA's units are for people who have a disability and/or who have been previously homeless.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Citizens in the community of low wealth, who may have a disability, who may have been homeless.
In NC, CASA stands head and shoulders above any other provider of decent safe and affordable housing for people who have serious and persistent mental illness. They've been doing this work with marked success in Wake County for more than twenty years. In recent years they've expanded to Durham and Orange counties. As the parent of a son who has serious mental illness, and as President of the NAMI organization in Durham county, I have a lot of insight as to the pervasive need for stable community-based housing for this population. More than any organization I know in the state, CASA sets the standard for developing and maintaining housing for the subset of local citizens whose lives have been deeply affected by the onset of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder and many other serious mental illnesses. God bless 'em!