109 Hours/Week = What it Takes to Afford a Home at Minimum Wage

This week’s report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition shows what anyone who works with those experiencing homelessness already knows – the lack of affordable housing in this country is staggering. The coalition found there is no place in the United States where a worker earning minimum wage could afford a modest two-bedroom rental. In North Carolina, it would take 90 hours of minimum-wage work each week – and in Wake County 109 hours – to cover the cost.

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#GivingTuesday Donations Count Double!

Whether you're trying to come up with yet another way to use leftover turkey or wrestling decorations out of the attic, the transition from fall to winter is a time of anticipation and celebration for many families. Not everyone in Wake County, however, has a warm kitchen in which to prepare food or a home in which to store their treasured holiday memories. Today, on Giving Tuesday, we ask you to take a moment during your preparations to remember those who need your help this holiday season.

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Thank You from Family Promise

Thanks to your immense generosity, we did it! We raised enough money in eight days to cover all of the damages and necessary repairs associated with our flooded well house and the fallen tree that damaged two of our families' cars. (If you missed the story of our very bad week, you can read about it on our blog.)

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Family Promise Needs Your Help Today!

Donate today.

While we’re usually celebrating positive milestones in the lives of our Family Promise guests, right now, we urgently need your help after two significant crises in less than a week.

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Three Tenors Sing for Family Promise

The Three Traingle TenorsOn Sunday, March 12, 2017, at 3:00 p.m., a free Three Triangle Tenors concert will be held at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church, 2209 Fairview Road, Raleigh, NC.

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Family Promise Stories: Meet Derwin

Derwin, Quez and Yekiel, a Family Promise familyEven though he works two jobs and takes extra shifts when he can, Derwin could not keep himself and his two sons in a home. After moving to Raleigh, they lived briefly with family, then in a hotel, then for a few nights in their car.

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The Stewards Fund

From now through February 1, if we receive at least $27,000 in new and increased gifts, The Stewards Fund will match that amount.  Please help us reach that number with your donation.  You may mail it to 903 Method Rd, Raleigh, NC  27606 or donate here on our website.

 

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