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Community Link

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Year Founded:
1929
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Floyd R. Davis, Jr.
Main Address:
601 E 5th St
Suite 220
Charlotte, NC 28202

What We Do

We enable individuals and families to obtain and sustain safe, decent and affordable housing. We serve our customers from homeless to homeownership, every step of the way.

In our Homeless to Housing program, we help homeless individuals and families secure affordable places to live. We also help customers address the issues that led to homelessness.

In our Asset Building program, low-to-moderate income households can avoid foreclosure, grow savings, or buy a first home. Our financial empowerment workshops include budgeting, saving, and understanding credit to improve participants' financial independence.

IMPACT OF COVID-19 - SPECIFIC NEEDS:

Community Link is now serving customers by phone, email and video chat in 16 North Carolina counties. Many are single mothers with children home full-time because of school closures and closing of childcare centers. We do a great deal of work with survivors of domestic violence to find these families safe housing in our community or relocate them to a safe location elsewhere.

During COVID-19, we’ve continued all our services with a few adjustments. We are providing food assistance to some customers, along with referrals for mental health support and healthcare services. We help each customer know about available community resources and how to access them.

Many more families are struggling to pay for housing due to COVID-19 and the resulting economic turmoil. Workers are losing their jobs or dealing with reduced work hours.

Homeless: We serve homeless customers by identifying housing for them and conducting virtual inspections to ensure properties are safe. This need has taken on added urgency as we seek to limit community spread of COVID-19.

Evictions: We anticipate thousands of families in our service area will be under threat of eviction soon. Community Link aids customers facing eviction by providing rental subsidies and counseling on how to build assets to move towards financial independence. We also assist in the search for a new home.

Foreclosures: Hundreds of homeowners under threat of foreclosure have contacted us over the last few months. We provide mortgage counseling and help our customers communicate with their mortgage serving company to talk over possible solutions.

If you are facing eviction or foreclosure, we are here to help and provide referrals to other beneficial services. Contact us at intake@communitylinknc.org.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Please donate today to Community Link at www.communitylinknc.org.

Thank you from everyone with Community Link!

Interesting Info

We opened in 1929 as Travelers Aid at Charlotte's train station to help stranded people return to a safe home in another city.
In our last fiscal year, we helped 1,491 people through our Homeless to Housing Program
We educated and counseled 1,505 people through our Asset Building Program.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Leaders in Affordable Housing - Strategic Planning and More
Repeats every day on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Thu Dec 31 2020.
Monday, August 10th, 2020
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