What We Do
Founded and based in Charlotte, Socialserve is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that connects people to housing and provides supportive, second chance employment. Our vision is a world with equal access to housing and employment. Socialserve.com provides web- and call-center-based services locally and nationally to connect people to community-based housing. Our services link hundreds of thousands of people annually to safe, stable housing, from market-rate rentals to subsidized, accessible, Veterans, senior, assisted, and disaster-relief housing.
At home in Charlotte, we are a HUD Section 3 and Second Chance employer dedicated to hiring at-risk individuals, providing stable employment with full benefits and personal and professional development opportunities. Volunteer opportunities usually focus on professional skill-building presentations and courses for our staff.
Socialserve’s HousingCLT program builds collaborative relationships between housing and services providers to increase affordable housing options for people in Mecklenburg County who are homeless. HousingCLT leads the effort to recruit and retain housing providers willing to work with tenants facing hardships, eliminating barriers for people in need of stable housing and helping property providers navigate complex housing programs. The program administers funds to mitigate the risk to and retain housing providers, and eliminate financial barriers for prospective tenants.
IMPACT OF COVID-19 - SPECIFIC NEEDS:
The 70 formerly homeless households that have secured permanent housing via Socialserve's HousingCLT are at risk of homelessness and loss of funds for basic necessities such as food, due to drastic reduction of work hours during the COVID-19 pandemic.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE REQUESTED: Please consider donating to our HousingCLT direct assistance fund, which provides assistance including rent supplements or application fees paid directly to property providers to secure or retain housing for HousingCLT tenants. To donate, visit paypal.me/socialserve and note "HousingCLT Access Fund."