The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act includes the Education of Homeless Children and Youth Program that entitles children who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence to a free, appropriate education and requires schools to remove barriers to their enrollment, attendance and success in school. The McKinney-Vento Program meets the needs of homeless students attending Wake County Public Schools by addressing academic challenges and family issues affecting their success in school.
To learn more about Wake County, visit wcpss.net.
To learn more about national trends and data through the Department of Education Data Files.
Raleigh Housing Authority: RHA is a Public Housing Agency, managing over 3,800 Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers in Wake County, Raleigh, Garner, Wendell, Fuquay–varina, Apex, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Rolesville, Fuquay Varina.
Housing Authority of the County of Wake: HACW serves 343 public housing units, provides Section 8 vouchers to over 400 participants and issues VASH housing vouchers to veterans experiencing homelessness. The HACW also manages six rental houses for its affiliate, the Wake County Housing Finance Corporation (WCHFC).
The Wake County Board of Commissioners approved the 20-year Wake County Affordable Housing Plan developed by the Affordable Housing Steering Committee. These strategies provide a strong roadmap to address our residents’ housing needs. By pursuing these tools, the county, along with its municipal partners, can increase the development of affordable housing while protecting existing affordable housing.
Wake Network of Care is a one-stop resource directory to help you locate needed services and supports throughout the Wake community. The Wake Network of Care provides comprehensive information on local services and organizations and a Learning Center dedicated to topics related to health and well-being.
The White Flag initiative is a coordinated effort among emergency shelters in Wake County to provide additional emergency beds, above capacity during hazardous winter weather conditions.
The flyers below outline when and where individuals and families can find services on White Flag Nights.
Wake County partnered with SAS, Emergency Medical Services, Wake County Sheriff’s Office, and The Partnership to integrate and analyze key data from all three systems. This provided data-driven insights into identifying a population with high utilization of police, jail, and health and social service systems, known as “familiar faces.”
The first federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness was launched in 2010 and amended in 2015 to reflect lessons learned and feedback provided from local communities. This plan reflects improved strategies, criteria, and benchmarks to ending homelessness for vulnerable families and individuals.
“Rapid re-housing provides short-term rental assistance and services. The goals are to help people obtain housing quickly, increase self- sufficiency, and stay housed. It is offered without preconditions (such as employment, income, absence of criminal record, or sobriety) and the resources and services provided are typically tailored to the needs of the person.” -National Alliance to End and Prevent Homelessness
Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Programs Dashboard Reports show claimed geography and geographic coverage changes for the previous two program years and also include information on each CoC’s awards by award amount, program type, and renewal type. The reports contain summary data from the Point-in-Time (PIT) count and Housing Inventory Count (HIC), which provide a quick overview of a CoC’s performance in serving homeless individuals with their CoC awards.
This report outlines the key findings of the 2016 Point-In-Time (PIT) count and Housing Inventory Count (HIC) conducted in January 2016. Specifically, this report provides 2016 national, state, and CoC-level PIT and HIC estimates of homelessness, as well as estimates of chronically homeless persons, homeless veterans, and homeless children and youth.