At Passage Home, we practice what we preach. That’s why we strive for self-sufficiency ourselves. This means developing and owning properties that can be a revenue source for us. But there’s another reason we do this. In the fight to tackle poverty, providing human services simply isn’t enough; that only addresses part of the overall need. The families we serve need places to go too. Otherwise, they’re out on the streets with book smarts but no support or resources to apply them. So we’ve become a developer in our community.

Our Properties

We own and manage the majority of properties that house our family self-sufficiency and youth development programs – providing three benefits. First of all, we’re able to meet our clients where they are financially and offer them flexibility along their journey to self-sufficiency. Secondly, we’re able to develop not only the individuals but also the neighborhoods in the communities we serve. And thirdly, we’re able to generate a rental revenue stream that we re-channel to fund our programs.

To date, we operate and manage nearly 120 apartment units, homes and community buildings. And we’ve refurbished nearly 25% of them in the past few years.

Our properties can be divided into the following geographic areas.

South Park

The Raleigh Community and Safety Club: a hub for youth and adult activities including but not limited to afterschool and summer programs as well as workforce development, economic literacy and voluntary tax assistance programs.

Job’s Journey: a 12-apartment permanent supportive housing program initiated in 2009 between the Healing Place of Wake County and Passage Home to provide a safe haven for the rehabilitation process.

Brown Birch Apartments: an 18-building complex located off of Garner Road that provides a robust affordable housing option for people in southeast Raleigh. Passage Home is majority owner of the apartments and has a long-term goal to improve the aesthetics, safety and environment of this once transitory project.

Coleman Street Apartments: an affordable housing project that will provides 18 apartment units to individuals and families living below 80% of the area median income, and another eight units to those living below 40% of the area median income.

South Raleigh

Creech Road House: a transitional housing opportunity for women who are leaving the correctional system or are homeless due to a felony background. Residents are 85% less likely to be re-incarcerated.

Northwest Raleigh

Matthew House: This 13-unit transitional housing program is designed to empower participants to successfully transition from homelessness/risk of homelessness to attaining permanent housing. Since its inception, 75% of Matthew House participants have maintained permanent housing.

For more information on our individual programs, continue exploring our website.

Economic Development

For individuals to thrive, we believe their communities must thrive too. That’s why we’ve designed an economic plan to develop specific communities so those we serve  are empowered where they live.

Our economic development efforts can be divided into the following geographic areas.

Lincoln Park

Debnam Clinic: a private medical care practice that provides primary healthcare services for individuals and families who receive Medicaid and Medicare or don’t have a health care plan. As the clinic’s landlord, we play a huge role in this vital resource for families on their way to self-sufficiency. Moving the clinic from its old location on Blount Street to its new location in the Lincoln Park neighborhood has allowed the clinic to expand, adding space for more patients while creating an economic development opportunity to residents of the neighborhood.

South Park

Hoke Street Project:

Passage Home has plans to transform a blighted 14,500 square-foot building–at the intersection of Hoke Street and Garner Road– to a neighborhood anchor that serves the community. The property will be developed to provide on-site workforce development and additional resources to improve the overall health of the neighborhood. As this project moves forward, we anticipate numerous other community benefits consistent with extending our mission of “breaking the cycle of poverty” will accrue from this undertaking.

Stay tuned for more details!

For more information on our individual programs, continue exploring our website.

The Raleigh Safety Club and Community Center

Passage Home Tax Center: a resource for those making less than $42,000 annually. We provide certified volunteers who can assist in preparing tax returns and using free electronic filing.

Job Readiness and Workforce Development Program: a training ground that prepares candidates for entering the workforce by helping to develop professional career tools like resumes, cover letters and thank you letters.

JobLink Center: a comprehensive program that offers a wide range of services to help both individuals seeking employment and businesses looking to fill positions. From career information and educational guidance sessions to “business days” in which employers come to the center to recruit, JobLink connects people with resources. Learn more about JobLink Center services.