The Forrest Firm, a full-service law firm for North Carolina businesses and certified B corporation, announces its support of Housing for New Hope’s Hearts for Durham campaign.
Founded in 1992, Housing for New Hope is an important charity in Durham, working with collaborative community partners on a singular mission: to prevent and end homelessness through the provision of housing, healthcare, and integrated services. The organization has been a constant catalyst for community-wide efforts in the Bull City to provide housing, hope, and services that lead to sustainability and success.
A key partner organization of Durham’s ReCity Network social impact hub, the people of Housing for New Hope work with clients to end their housing crisis, overcome obstacles that stand in the way of stable housing, and experience the freedom and dignity of a place to call home. Key programs at Housing for New Hope include rapid re-housing to take people off the streets and provide safe, secure shelter, permanent supportive housing, and permanent affordable housing for clients who achieve independence.
While Durham is on the rise economically, homelessness continues to be a pervasive problem in the Bull City. Right now, there are more than 350 men, women, and children living in wooded encampments and local homeless shelters. As rents rise, Durham sees nearly 900 eviction filings per month, increasing the rate of incidence of homelessness. Durham Public Schools reports nearly 1,000 instances of homelessness during the school year. The organization also reports that nearly 100 single adults and 25 families await housing assistance at any given time.
The Forrest Firm is inviting other area businesses to join us in supporting Housing for New Hope’s Hearts for Durham campaign. For the month of February, each donation to the campaign will be matched with a 100 percent donation.
Visit Housing for New Hope’s website at https://www.housingfornewhope.org/heartsfordurham to make your donation and get involved with this great organization that continues to break the cycle of poverty and have a positive impact on Durham and its people.