$20,646 Sandhills Community Action Program, Inc. (SCAP) is a private, non-profit corporation established in 1965 to provide individual and community services as part of a nation wide anti-poverty effort. SCAP’s mission is to empower low-income people to obtain skills, knowledge, motivation and opportunities they need to become self-sufficient. Part of accomplishing that mission is to offer housing counseling services and education in an effort to provide affordable housing to low-income people. SCAP serves the North Carolina counties of Anson, Montgomery, Moore and Richmond Counties, with offices located in the low-income communities of each of these counties.
Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action, Inc. (J-L-HCA) Smithfield, NC $20,000 Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action, Inc. (J-L-HCA) is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to identify and address the needs of low-income persons. The agency has been providing housing counseling since 1979 and now provides pre-purchase, default, delinquent mortgage and HECM counseling. In addition, J-L-HCA has an “umbrella of programs” that includes its Family Service Program for assisting the low-income, the Head Start Program and its Single Family Housing Program that is aimed at renovating existing homes.
CCCS of Western North Carolina, Inc. Asheville, NC $33,479 CCCS of Western North Carolina, Inc. Asheville, North Carolina is a member of the National Federation of Consumer Counselors and has been a HUD-approved housing counseling agency since 1979. CCCS of Western North Carolina celebrated its 25th anniversary last year of providing financial and comprehensive housing counseling services to the residents of Western North Carolina. Last year over 2600 clients received financial counseling assistance, and CCCS of Western North Carolina was one of seven agencies to receive a $150,000.00 Community Foundation Grant. This three-year grant will allow CCCS to move forward in its goal of becoming a Financial Wellness Center for its target area residents.
Housing Authority of the City of High Point (HPHA) Highpoint, NC $24,923 Housing Authority of the City of High Point (HPHA) has operated a local HUD-approved Housing Counseling Program since 1999. The counseling program is viewed by the Housing Authority as a major vehicle in meeting the needs and resolving the housing problems of tenants, homebuyers, and homeowners in the area that they serve. HPHA provides housing counseling to the geographic area serviced by the housing authority. HPHA was very active in the development of the Community’s Consolidated Plan for housing. HPHA’s Affordable Housing Pre-Homeownership Course is offered at four community centers, three police stations and in its administration building.