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The Havens


Mission: The Havens provides access to safe and affordable housing for people experiencing homelessness who are living with HIV or other disabilities. 

Housing IS healthcare.

Multiple studies show housing stability plays an important role in optimal health outcomes. RAIN and The Havens’ initiative provides safe, affordable housing for individuals living with HIV or other disabilities. The Havens is an important facet of Charlotte’s scarce affordable housing network.

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provided funding in 1995 to build affordable housing for people living with disabilities. The complex operates with oversight from a board of directors under The Havens’ 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. In 2020, The Havens’ board requested RAIN’s expertise in support services, management, and fundraising to ensure the apartment complex’s availability for people living with HIV and/or disabilities. 

On March 1, 2021, The Havens expanded its board of directors to strengthen its mission. Debbie Warren, retired Founder, President & CEO of RAIN, leads the board, with additional support from RAIN board members.  An advisory committee of community members provides extensive professional experience from multiple sectors. The Havens operates under its 501(c)(3) nonprofit designation; RAIN provides programmatic and fundraising support. 

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The Havens Board of Directors

Deborah C. Warren, Chair 
Robert Carta 
Tim Chambers  
Robert Dogens 
Greg Godley 
Chris Jackson 
Judy Jeffries 

The Havens Advisory Members 

Robin Coira 
James Doyle 
Pete Mangum