“I slept better last night than I have in 32 years.”

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Ms. Louise Felix has lived in Chapel Hill all of her life and in her home in Northside for over 30 years. She has dedicated herself to making sure people across Chapel Hill are housed, fed, and cared for.  On any given day, she can be found visiting rest homes, helping folks without homes on Franklin Street, or waving at kids as they arrive to school across the street from her home. Like so many Northside residents, Ms. Felix takes great pride in her beautiful home. With the increased age of the home and the rising cost of living on a fixed income, Ms Felix sought out help to fix broken windows, add railings to help her age in place, and replace rotting floors and siding.  For ten years, she applied to programs, only to be added to long waiting lists or sent to another program.  

Last winter, the Jackson Center partnered with Self Help and Rebuilding Together to pilot the “Promise of Home” Repair Program for five elderly households in Northside & Pine Knolls.  Through Promise of Home, we were able to complete the critical repairs for Ms. Felix within months of her application. This program was able to honor her care for all in Chapel Hill by helping her stay safe and rooted in our community.  We are so thankful for her presence in Northside.

The Promise of Home Program assists our elderly neighbors in Northside & Pine Knolls stay safe and rooted in our communities by providing quality home rehabilitations by local contractors and committed community organizations.   The Promise of Home program will continue will continue later this summer in collaboration with Habitat and Rebuilding Together.  Please contact us for more information about how to apply or volunteer!

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