Affordable Housing Project Ready to Launch

Wake County Public Schools informed Families Together last week that 929 students lived in motels at some point in the 18-19 school year. That's up from 831 in the previous year and about 250 five years ago. Families Together has been working for over a year to develop a new Affordable Housing project with a range of housing interventions that will help the increasing number of families living in area motels. 


New grants from two long-time partners along with funds from our spring campaign have provided the initial seed money to launch our Affordable Housing Project. We’re grateful to the John Rex Endowment (JRE) and United Way of the Greater Triangle (UWGT) for stepping up with significant investments in this critical work. JRE awarded Families Together a $600,000 grant over three years and UWGT granted $150,000 with the possibility for renewal next year. 

A brief summary of our plans can be found here. If you have questions, ideas or would like to learn more, please get in touch by contacting

Meghan Olesen