Permanent Supportive Housing
Through our housing programs, the Urban Ministry Center seeks to fulfill its mission of ending homelessness by giving the most vulnerable what they so desperately need: a home. Urban Ministry Center has two pathways to housing for chronically homeless individuals: at Moore Place, a 120 unit apartment building; in 215 Scattered Site apartments including MeckFUSE, a partnership with Mecklenburg County, and the Housing First Charlotte Mecklenburg Partnership.
Our approach is very simple: give chronically homeless individuals what they need most – a safe, stable, affordable home – and then provide the wrap-around support to help them remain housed and regain lives of wellness and dignity. A team of social workers, therapists, a full-time nurse and a part-time psychiatrist provide supportive services to help each tenant manage the transition from long-term homelessness to housing, and to help individuals meet personal goals to ensure they never become homeless again.
We specifically target those individuals who have been homeless the longest, are the most vulnerable and are the most frequent users of emergency rooms, jails, shelters and other costly crisis services. Our experience demonstrates – and research shows – that supportive housing for this population saves lives and saves our community money.