I'm Homeless but I am not....
Our amazing team is committed to setting a path to end Homelessness, feed and clothe the needy. Providing temporary shelter, making low income housing available for all is also our priority. We take our convictions and turn them into action. We are a group of Real Estate Investors, Veterans, Consultants and concerned volunteers.
We’re confident our plans will help those experiencing chronic homelessness & hunger.
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After recognizing a need for effective nonprofit involvement with North Carolina's Homelessness crisis. We formed Ray's The Roof House The Homeless Foundation to provide viable solutions for temporary shelter as well as long term plans for affordable low income housing. Using a coordinated effort approach with the help of Churches, donors, volunteers & like minded groups we are affecting positive change. Our thanks go out all the helping hands of our incredible community and our partners and volunteers!
Our goal is to relocate homeless individuals and families off the streets. Provide them with safe temporary shelter food & clothing. We also assist the homeless to navigate through the red tape of getting into government training programs that teach the necessary skills to become employable, save money, tenancy skills and help them develop into productive members of society. We also help connecting them with resources and services that assists them with medical concerns. After successful completion of the programs and finding employment we also assist them to find a permanent low income housing solutions. At Ray’s The Roof House The Homeless Foundation our objective is to shine a light on the true stories of the homeless citizens in our communities and reduce their numbers. Our strategy is to work together with Church’s, municipalities, like-minded groups and individuals to bless the homeless with a place to call home. When blight, hunger, and homelessness are no longer issues we will know our projects have been successful and have had a positive impact on the lives of many deserving people. We will then continue to do the same thing from one city to the next and from state to state until homelessness is a thing of the past.
Thank you for your support. Your generous tax deductible donation will help fund our mission.
Our process combines the use of referrals from agencies and programs for affordable housing assistance to address the low income housing needs of people with disabilities, the elderly & our homeless Veterans. Our vision also includes a plan to build low income affordable housing with sustainable community garden.
Currently, the vast majority of people who become homeless rely only on emergency shelters. A few days at a good shelter can be helpful, short term. However due to lack of capacity thousands of individuals are denied shelter. Most shelters do not help reconnect individuals with housing or training for employment. Which makes our plan for temporary housing & training a critical intervention that can get the homeless off the streets, housed, train and support them to get through the programs and exceed their goals. Successful completion & use of the programs and services qualifies participants for permanent low income housing assistance to achieve the American dream of home ownership. Our plan also provides an option for providing permanent low income housing solutions.
Sleeps 4 - 5 people.
4.5 Foot Deck - 2 Entrances
They Are Affordable, Eco-Friendly & Fast to Build
There are Many different Floor plans and Shipping containers can be welded together and stacked on top of each other.
1) AFFORDABLE - THE FUNDAMENTAL COMPONENTS OF A SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME ARE PRETTY BASIC. YOU JUST NEED ONE OR TWO SHIPPING CONTAINERS, INSULATION, FLOORING, PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL WIRING, AND WHATEVER HOMEY AMENITIES YOU PREFER. A NEW, 20-FOOT SHIPPING CONTAINER USUALLY COSTS AROUND $4,700. IF YOU ASSEMBLE ALL THE COMPONENTS YOURSELF AND BUILD IT, IT’S POSSIBLE TO HAVE A HOME FOR AROUND $20,000. HOWEVER, IF YOU’RE NOT EXACTLY THE DIY TYPE, YOU CAN ALSO PURCHASE A PREFAB SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME THAT ELIMINATES MUCH OF THE GRUNT WORK FOR BETWEEN 30-120K. IF YOU HAVE A SMALL PLOT OF LAND TO BUILD YOUR HOME, THAT’S AN INCREDIBLE WAY TO JOIN THE RANKS OF HOMEOWNERS WITHOUT PAYING A MORTGAGE FOR 30 YEARS.
2) ECO-FRIENDLY - WHILE OTHERS TAKE OUT THEIR RECYCLABLES, SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME OWNERS LITERALLY LIVE INSIDE OF A RECYCLABLE. BY REUSING DISCARDED MATERIALS, A SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME LOWERS THE OVERALL DEMAND FOR NATURAL RESOURCES. HOMEOWNERS CAN ALSO BOOST THEIR ECO-FRIENDLINESS BY INSTALLING SOLAR PANELS OR HIGH-QUALITY INSULATION.
3) FAST TO BUILD - WHEN YOU CONSTRUCT A SHIPPING CONTAINER HOME, THE WALLS AND CEILING ALREADY EXIST. IT’S JUST A MATTER OF RETROFITTING THE CONTAINER INTO SOMETHING MORE COZY. THIS GIVES BUILDERS A HEAD START ON CONSTRUCTION, WHICH MEANS IT’S POSSIBLE TO GO FROM NOTHING TO A LIVABLE HOME IN JUST A MATTER OF DAYS OR WEEKS.
There are over 145,000 families experiencing homelessness each year. Few people desire a longer stay in homelessness, it can have significant negative impacts on parents and children alike. Recent research reported in Pediatrics indicated that episodes of homelessness lasting longer than six months are associated with increased risk of hospitalization, poorer health, and developmental delays among infants. By reallocating funds from more expensive interventions, homeless service systems can help more people. That makes temporary housing a critical intervention to house people in need.
Our 4 Part Plan Pt 2: We identify qualified individuals and families who are ready to exit homelessness. We assess their needs, assist to create short & long term goals. We help them to navigate through the application process for aid, resources and training programs. Upon successful completion of the programs we assist the participants in finding permanent low income housing.
Formerly incarcerated people face multiple barriers to securing housing (including public housing) and employment, which can lead to homelessness. And just by virtue of being homeless—by having to sleep on a bench or take shelter under a bridge—these people may then be targeted by the police. Thus starts an unrelenting cycle, through which people are tossed back and forth between jail and the street.
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