Good Shepherd Center

This broadcast of CoastLine originally aired on August 20, 2014. 

Ending Chronic Homelessness in ten years:  it’s a commitment that the City of Wilmington, three local county governments, service providers, and the United Way made six years ago.  Slightly past the halfway point, the number of chronically homeless people in the region is down by more than half. 

Audacious is the word Katrina Knight uses to describe her first reaction to the notion that ending chronic homelessness was possible. 

City of Wilmington

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.

Local Shelter Feeds Over 400

Jan 24, 2013
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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.

As the year draws to a close, WHQR is taking a look at some of the people, places, and products that have thrived during tough economic times.

For Wilmington resident Sheera Randolph and her three young boys, 2011 has been their family’s first full year in permanent housing.