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Mission: The Havens provides access to safe and affordable housing for people experiencing homelessness who are living with HIV or other disabilities.
Multiple studies show housing stability plays an important role in optimal health outcomes. The Havens, a subsidiary of RAIN, is an important facet of Charlotte’s scarce affordable housing network.
The Havens provides safe and affordable housing for people experiencing homelessness who are living with HIV or other disabilities. The 25-unit complex consists of one, two, and three bedroom apartments. In addition to administrative office space, there are common areas for onsite supportive services provided by community organizations.
If you are interested in housing at The Havens, please contact your case manager to see if you qualify and be put on the wait list. All questions regarding housing at The Havens needs to go through your case manager and the property manager.
RAIN clients do not have priority in placements within the complex.
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provided funding in 1995 to build affordable housing for people living with disabilities. The complex operated with oversight from a board of directors.
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, lead the board, with additional support from RAIN board members.
In January 2023, The Havens officially became a subsidiary of RAIN and now operates with oversight from RAIN's board of directors. The Havens still operates under its 501(c)(3) nonprofit designation while RAIN provides programmatic and fundraising support.