What is Charlotte Family Housing?
Charlotte Family Housing (CFH) is a shelter-to-housing program for working families experiencing homelessness. CFH was founded in 2011, when three agencies, Charlotte Emergency Housing, Family Promise of Charlotte, and the Workforce Initiative for Supportive Housing-W.I.S.H., combined their resources and expertise to address the needs of working families experiencing homelessness.
We serve hardworking mothers and fathers who fill critical roles in our community such as cashiers, bank tellers, teachers, daycare attendants, food service workers, bus drivers, and home health care providers. CFH families are often suffering in silence under tremendous financial stress. Compensated with low wages and often spending more than 50% of their income on rent, one crisis – a family breakup, an illness, an unexpected loss of income, or domestic violence – can send fragile families spiraling into homelessness.
We enact an empowerment-driven model designed to produce healthy, measurable, and lasting outcomes.