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Board Approves $1.7 Million in Funds for Homeless Prevention Amidst COVID-19 Recovery

  • On July 6, 2020
The Wake County Board of Commissioners has voted unanimously to appropriate an additional $1.7 million in federal CARES Act funds to help prevent homelessness in the county. This funding will be part of Phase II of the House Wake! strategic plan. The Housing Affordability and Community Revitalization Department will use these dollars for eviction prevention
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Wake County Identifies Two New COVID-19 Outbreaks in Raleigh

  • On July 2, 2020
Wake County has confirmed an outbreak of COVID-19 in Raleigh at Sunrise at North Hills and Abbotswood at Stonehenge, two assisted living communities for older adults. Our Public Health team has received test results showing positive cases of the virus in staff and residents at the two facilities, at 615 Spring Forest Road and 7900
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Energy Assistance Program Helps Paying Cooling Bills this Summer

  • On July 2, 2020
Families who are having difficulty paying their utility bills this summer may qualify for emergency funding to help cover the costs of their cooling bills. The Crisis Intervention Program (CIP) is an annual Wake County program that provides assistance to low-income families or people who are experiencing a cooling-related crisis. In past years, people were
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Wake County Identifies COVID-19 Outbreak in Raleigh

  • On July 1, 2020
Wake County has confirmed an outbreak of COVID-19 at Capital Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Raleigh. This is the second outbreak at the long-term care facility, which is located at 3000 Holston Lane. Our Public Health team has received test results showing both residents and staff have tested positive for the virus at the facility.
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House Wake! Funds Organizations Serving Vulnerable Populations during Pandemic

  • On July 1, 2020
The Wake County Department of Housing Affordability & Community Revitalization has identified 13 community organizations that will receive funding from Phase I of the department’s House Wake! strategic plan. Each of these organizations provides much-needed services and support to vulnerable populations in Wake County, including individuals, families, youth, victims of domestic violence, and youth and
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Wake County Identifies COVID-19 Outbreak in Cary

  • On June 30, 2020
Wake County has confirmed an outbreak of COVID-19 at Cary Health and Rehabilitation Center, a skilled nursing center. Our Public Health team has received test results showing positive cases of the virus in staff at the facility, located at 6590 Tryon Road. No additional information about residents or employees within the facility will be disclosed.
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Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing July 9–11 in Apex for At-Risk Residents

  • On June 30, 2020
The Wake County Public Health team continues its drive-thru COVID-19 testing for at-risk residents at Apex High School, located at 1501 Laura Duncan Road, from July 9 to July 11. The testing, which will run from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., is free, but people must follow a three-step process to claim their spot. Step
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Wake County Identifies COVID-19 Outbreak in Raleigh

  • On June 26, 2020
Wake County has confirmed an outbreak of COVID-19 at Litchford Falls, a nursing and rehabilitation facility in Raleigh. Our Public Health team has received test results showing positive cases of the virus in residents and staff at the facility, located at 8200 Litchford Road. No additional information about residents or employees within the facility will
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