Housing & Homelessness

We believe housing is a basic human right.

Every person, whether housed or without housing, is a precious child of God. We walk alongside our neighbors, whether chronically homeless men and women or working poor families, to help bridge the gap between homelessness and housed. 

 

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity brings individuals and communities together to build decent, affordable housing. In 1983, Christ Church joined with six other churches to establish Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte. This program is dedicated not only to the building of homes, but also to the uplifting of people and communities. Our parish has built one home every February through May since the inception of Habitat. Our support each year also allows for a Habitat house to be built in El Salvador. Over 110 volunteers help with Habitat construction and lunches.  LEARN MORE »

Charlotte Family Housing (CFH) 

This shelter-to-housing program responds to the immediate need of homelessness by sheltering working, homeless families and helping them forge a path back to housing. CFH then works alongside these families in the areas of financial self-reliance, careers, education, support networks, as well as health and wellness. The goal of this multifaceted approach is self-sufficiency for each family. LEARN MORE »

Men’s Shelter of Charlotte

The Men’s Shelter is an emergency shelter for adult men with two locations (Tryon Street campus and Statesville Avenue campus). In addition to meeting the basic needs of shelter, clothing, showers, and meals, the Men’s Shelter also works alongside the men to identify sources of income and available housing so that the men may move from homelessness to housed. Of the 600,000 meals served in a year at the Men’s Shelter, Christ Church serves 12,000.

SERVE: Serve dinner on the first Sunday, second Friday, and fourth Thursday of each month, year-round from 5:15 to 7:15 PM, as well as on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve.  VIEW DETAILS AND SIGN UP »

Room in the Inn (RITI)

Christ Church, along with over 100 churches and organizations, provides emergency winter shelter for 12 homeless “neighbors” (homeless men, women, children, and/or families) every Sunday throughout the months of December to March. Parishioners host our neighbors by assisting with the set-up of beds, picking up neighbors, making, serving, and sharing dinner with neighbors, serving as overnight hosts, and making sack lunches. We provide hospitality for those who have no place to call home. Nearly 150 volunteers spend over 1,000 hours to provide 240 beds for a single season of Room in the Inn. This is a perfect volunteer opportunity for families, especially for those with young children.  LEARN MORE » 

YWCA: Families Together

Homeless families in this program have onsite access to a range of services including childcare, counseling, and job training. Participants work and pay a portion of their rent as they work towards self-sufficiency. Christ Church provided seed money for this program which now provides transitional housing for 10 families.  SERVE: Donate professional services such as computer services, financial planning, or dentistry. Help organize special outings for participants such as trips to the grocery or bowling.

YWCA: Women in Transition Program

Safe and affordable housing, along with intensive special services, support over 100 single women who are at risk of being homeless each year. The program operates at the YWCA on Park Road. Women work and pay part of their living expenses until they reach self-sufficiency (which happens after an average of two years).  SERVE: Collect home goods for clients or help lead classes on self-sufficiency, such as “How to Interview for a Job.”