Roof Above adds 88 units of permanent supportive housing with hotel purchase
As we continue our push for affordable housing solutions, we are thrilled to announce our purchase of a hotel!
Located at the intersection of Clanton Road and Interstate 77, the renovations to transform the hotel into permanent supportive housing will begin this summer, with an estimated project cost of $12 million.
When the transformation is complete, the facility will replicate Moore Place, a nationally-recognized housing community that provides affordable housing paired with on-site case management and medical care for people who have experienced chronic homelessness.
Each unit in the new project will be renovated to include a kitchen. In addition, a support services wing will be added to provide space for robust services to help a vulnerable population be successful in housing. By converting existing space, the project will avoid some of the time delays and financial constraints of new construction.
We are excited that the 88-unit hotel will serve an immediate need this winter as emergency shelter for women and families, in partnership with Salvation Army Center of Hope.
Roof Above raised money for the project through government and philanthropic support including:
- $2 million in CARES Act funding from the City of Charlotte
- $1 million from the Springsteen Foundation
- $500,000 from a previously announced gift from Duke Energy Foundation
- A significant financial contribution from John McKibbon and the McKibbon Family Foundation
While we have secured funding for the purchase and to start renovations, additional funding is still needed to complete the transformation and pay for initial operating costs of the converted hotel.
As with all of our projects, we could not have embraced this remarkable and innovative opportunity without the generosity of our community of supporters. Your commitment to help our neighbors in need is both humbling and critical in moving the needle on homelessness.