It’s taken eight years of planning, but within the next twelve months, work could begin on a new permanent supportive housing facility near Greenfield Lake. WHQR’s Isabelle Shepherd reports the space would provide affordable housing for 40 disabled people.
Permanent supportive housing resembles ordinary rental agreements. The difference: It is geared towards the disabled, including veterans and the elderly.
A Wilmington homeless shelter has partnered with the international charity Feed the Children to provide boxes of food and other items to needy families. Good Shepherd Center supplied the more than 400 boxes Thursday afternoon. The group’s Associate Development Director Logan White says they’ve seen an influx of people in the past few days because of the cold weather. She says the number one issue facing the homeless is affordable housing.