- Here in Wake County 44% of renters (56,066 households), have difficulty affording their homes;
- 49,000 low-income households spend between 30% and 50% of their income on housing, and are considered housing cost-burdened;
- A two-bedroom apartment in Apex averages $1,158 a month, but the average renter can only afford $817 a month;
In 2015, Wake County had an unmet housing need of ~56,000 affordable units;
- In 2016, 15,668 Wake County families faced eviction.
The issue of affordable housing (also known as workforce housing) hits close to home at Western Wake Crisis Ministry as we see more and more people walk through our doors seeking financial help, or needing food. These include working families and elderly citizens of Apex having difficulty affording increasing expenses.
As we work toward developing more sustainable solutions for those we serve, access to housing that is affordable needs to be -
and will be - an important part of our conversation.
This month, we're starting with a call to those in our community who have property they would like to rent at an affordable rate. We invite landlords (especially private landlords) to partner with us in establishing
the HOME Project
Please contact Annika Spivey (
) if you would like to be part of this sustainability program.
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We're gearing up for one of our favorite days of the year, our annual golf tournament. It's also an event that raises crucial funds to help us fulfill our mission of serving our neighbors in need.
This year you can participate in two ways: as a sponsor, or register a team.
VISIT OUR GOLF PAGE TO LEARN MORE
, including how you can
make a difference and get some great visibility for your organization through sponsorship.
See you on the green!
YOU HELPED FILL THE SHELVES!
Our most important food drive for the summer months just wrapped up and our sincerest appreciation goes out to the individuals, churches, and companies that took the time to help us meet this important need.
70,256 pounds of food were collected! Remember, you can collect and donate year-round.
Financial Assistance Volunteers
Hours: 1 day per week (Mon-Thurs) from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Home Delivery Volunteers
Hours: 2-3 hours per month, typically the second week (flexible delivery times but must be within the set week)
Hours: 1 day per week (Wed or Thurs) from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hours: Flexible and determined by the event, including our annual golf tournament
Summer Pantry and Warehouse Volunteers (age 18 +)
Hours: Mon. - Thurs. (pick one day a week or twice a month) from 10:00 am -
3:00 pm (full shift 5 hrs. or half shift 2.5 hrs.)
Weekend Lead Support (adult)
Hours: 3-4 hours on one or more weekend days per month
To volunteer, contact Tammi Greco, Pantry/Operations Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-362-0657.
The Brunch was a sellout! Thanks to Models for Charity, our sponsors Azura, Modern Woodmen (Wes Moyer), and 540 Flex Business Park, and the wonderful fashion by Swagger, Autumn & Avery, and Sophie & Mollie.
Peak City Pig Fest was a great time thanks to the Sunrise Rotary.
Sondra recently earned a Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) from Duke Divinity School. Before seminary, she worked for 10 years at Sojourners, a national faith-based nonprofit located in Washington, D.C. She and her husband, Parker, live in Apex.
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