Homes Available for People With Disabilities

The Arc of North Carolina, in partnership with ECBH, recently purchased and renovated the homes to provide inclusive, affordable housing in Greenville for people with disabilities.

“The availability of quality housing in good neighborhoods is one of the best things we can do for people with developmental disabilities,” Dave Richard, executive director of the Arc of North Carolina, said.

Monarch is a nonprofit organization that supports intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse issues. The organization will be the service provider and place individuals in the homes.

The project was a partnership between the three organizations and the General Assembly. State Sen. Don Davis and Rep. Edith Warren were in attendance, along with Pitt County Commissioner Jimmy Garris and a representative from the office of U.S. Sen. Richard Burr.

“It is important for us to have inclusive communities and to allow all citizens a chance at the American dream,” Davis said.

Tenants will hold a lease to their units and pay rent based on their income. Monarch and other area agencies will provide individualized support and services to the tenants.

The Arc of North Carolina is a nonprofit organization dedicated to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. ECBH is the local government entity responsible for managing mental health services in a nine-county area in eastern North Carolina that includes Pitt County.

“What a wonderful opportunity these folks are going to have when they walk through the door to see this place that is fixed just for them,” Warren said.

Greenville, NC
By Josh Humphries
The Daily Reflector