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Cabarrus County

Community Housing

Eliminating Homelessness

The Cabarrus County Community Housing Program is a collaborative partnership initiative to reduce homelessness and end cyclical homelessness in Cabarrus County by combining both public and private community resources. This community-wide program is supported by several agencies throughout the county to address the root causes of homelessness and provide the support needed to sustain housing.

Participants in the program have received assessments, referrals, and individual plans, which aid in helping them to enroll and complete the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Housing Preparedness Certification. A Peer Support Specialist is provided throughout the entire program and will extend beyond completion to ensure the success of each participant.

Participants become ready for housing after they have:

Successfully completed the RCCC Apartment Preparedness Certification

Lived successfully in transitional housing for 6 months - 1 year (6-month minimum)

Received Career Advancement Education & Certification – allowing clients to move from a job to a career

Been employed for a minimum of 3 months

Completed Budgeting and Finance courses

Confirmed monthly income

Established a checking/debit account

Stable Medical & Behavioral Health – clean & sober

Our Partners

We have created collaborative partnerships to aid in closing the gap between agencies to ensure seamless navigation for our participants. This is a community-wide program, drawing on the strengths of each partner to best meet the needs of all participants.

  • AYA House

  • Cabarrus Health Alliance

  • Community Free Clinic

  • Cooperative Christian Ministry

  • First Bank

  • Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County

  • Lions Club International Foundation

  • Market Street Market Place

  • NC Works

  • Operation Decisive Victory

  • Opportunity House

  • Quality Comprehensive Health Centers

  • Rowan Cabarrus Community College

  • S&H Youth and Adult Services

  • The Salvation Army

  • Suburban Guardianship

  • Veterans Affairs

  • Veteran Services of America

  • Volunteers of America

Our program is comprehensive, addressing the root causes of homelessness. It includes wrap around services, follow up, and genuine love and care for each participant. Graduates will become better renters, employees, and citizens. Our program has the best interest of the individuals we serve and the community in which we live.

For more information or to apply:

Laura Tolbert: nurse@opphouse.net

Dennis Brown: ayahouse@windstream.net

I want to help

Great! We appreciate your support. There are several ways to get involved with this initiative. We are currently seeking volunteers, donations (furniture and financial), and property owners. Our greatest needs for housing are new and gently used furniture items:

  • Twin Beds

  • Twin Mattresses

  • Dressers

  • Nightstands

To learn about more ways to help Opportunity House, please visit the Get Involved tab.

Sponsor a guest

It takes $500 a month to keep someone in housing. Sponsorship will ensure that each participant has a home and is focused on moving forward toward stability.

Adopt a room

If you've dreamed of being an interior designer, here's your opportunity! Adopting a room gives you complete autonomy of the design and layout of the room for a participant. This is a unique way of ensuring that rooms feel exactly like home and makes all of the difference in encouraging forward mobility.