Project ARISE : $2,085,540 Community Funding Grant Announcement : New Affordable Housing Development Construction Benefits Youth Exiting Foster Care System
The Housing Authority of the City of Greenville cordially invites you to join us as Congressman G.K. Butterfield formally announces the award of Community Project Funding for the development of "ARISE" - A new apartment complex for youth aging out of foster care.
October 5, 2022
2818 Best Road
The Housing Authority of the City of Greenville (HACG) will receive funding in the amount of $2,085,540 for the construction of "ARISE" which will consist of twenty (20) apartments for youth and young adults between the ages of 18 - 24 who are transitioning out of foster care and have no place to go. This FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND initiative will also provide life skills training, counseling, educational opportunities, and case management, all at one location.
Due to the shortage of available, affordable housing and the lack of needed support networks, many vulnerable youths who qualify for assistance may not find accommodations and/or achieve independent living and consequently could be at risk of becoming homeless. Therefore, the Housing Authority of the City of Greenville is seeking to fill the housing gap by developing affordable units specifically for this population to prevent and end youth homelessness in Pitt County and surrounding counties.
This is one of nine projects in the 1st Congressional District of North Carolina to receive funding through Community Project Funding, championed by Congressman G. K. Butterfield to provide funding to underserved communities in eastern North Carolina. Congressman Butterfield will make the formal announcement on October 5, 2022, at 11:00 am at the future site of the apartment complex, 2818 Best Road.
HACG previously received funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Foster Youth to Independence initiative, which provides housing choice vouchers for youth under the age of 25 with a history of child welfare involvement. GHA is working in coordination with Pitt County DSS to offer assistance to eligible youth.