Moore Place celebrates 10 years helping people experiencing homelessness in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE — Moore Place is celebrating 10 years of helping people who experience chronic homelessness.

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Director Gena Robinson said the permanent supportive housing community has helped hundreds of people find a home since opening its doors in 2012. The 120-unit complex is full, which is normal at the facility.

Robinson said tenants pay 30% of their income for rent, which amounts to about $230 to $250 per month.

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“To walk into an apartment building and then unlock your door, walk into your home, they’re kind of, in awe of, this is mine. I have a couch. I have a TV. I can have cable when I want to. I have a kitchen. They’re very grateful to have a roof over their head, and its fun, and special to be a part of it.”

In the video at the top of this webpage, reporter Susanna Black speaks with a woman who said the Moore Place changed her life forever.

Moore Place located in north Charlotte is owned and operated by Urban Ministry Center.

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