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.