Apartment Complex For Homeless Opens In Charlotte

A 10-year plan to find homes for the chronically homeless in North Carolina's largest city is gaining momentum.

A complex of 85 efficiency apartments and on-site support services is now open in Charlotte.

Moore Place's director is Caroline Chambre, a Charlotte native who managed a similar program in New York City that was the nation's largest. Chambre says Moore Place offers a cost-effective solution to homelessness since it can house someone permanently for less than 30 dollars a night.

Moore Place offers residents counseling, job training, instruction on how to manage their money. A full-time nurse and part-time physician will offer health care at the site.

Residents pay 30 percent of their income toward rent.

The $10 million cost came primarily from private funds.

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