DAVIDSON – The Davidson Housing Coalition has launched a $50,000 fundraising campaign that will allow the nonprofit to continue helping people find affordable housing.

Budget cuts from state and national housing funders threaten to diminish its service capacity.

“Every day we see fellow citizens in need of clean, safe, affordable housing, and we have the knowledge and programs to help them stabilize their lives,” board chair Margo Williams said. “But it takes steady funding to do that, and many of our regular sources have been forced to curtail their giving.”

Since 1997, DHC has built more than 74 units of affordable housing (both rental and owned) for 350 citizens. DHC has also offers: 

• Free financial counseling and homebuyer education that has helped more than 1,000 people move from financial crisis to independence.

• Job search advice and computer access to online job listings to more than 300 clients through SNAP (SHARE Network Access Point). Almost 40 percent have subsequently secured employment.

• Critical repairs to 125 houses of lower wealth families through HAMMERS (Hands Around Mecklenburg/Mooresville Making Emergency Repairs Safely).

“The mission of the Davidson Housing Coalition is to work with the larger community to preserve and create affordable housing options and to prepare families and individuals for financial stability and home ownership,” DHC Executive Director Marcia Webster said.

She said the fundraising campaign gives Davidson residents an opportunity to show they agree with that belief in a tangible way.

Details: marcia@davidsonhousing.org or 704-892-4486.