Cheated Out of Their Homes

“I’m not against integration, but I think people are being cheated out of their homes.” Her mother’s home was condemned. Then her uncle’s. Ophelia Chambers’ family homestead has been in the same location off of Bridges Street in Morehead City, NC for at least 4 generations. In the wake of Hurricane Florence, her traditionally African American neighborhood has seen an influx of white residents. And Chambers is noticing a pattern.

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Want to Help:

  1. Donate To The Good Shepherd Center to fund housing assistance programs.
  2. Advocate Call NC Senators: Richard Burr 202-224-3154, and Thom Tillis 704-509-9087 tell them to advocate for H.R. 2721 The Pathways out of Poverty Act, that would expand funding for temporary assistance programs.

Need Help:

  1. Shelter For temporary shelter call The Good Shepherd Center 910-763-4424.
  2. Financial Assistance For help with Financial Assistance call Lloyd Stiles from Coastal Community Action at 252-342-4831.
  3. Other Resources – Consult this list. It provides a guide for general resources as well as resources specific to Craven County.