Moore Place

Opened on January 29, 2012, Moore Place was the first permanent supportive housing solution in Charlotte to house chronically homeless men and women directly from street to home using the Housing First philosophy. It was a four-year community effort to build and is named in honor of Denver Moore (Same Kind of Different as Me) and John and Pat Moore, community philanthropists who provided the first funding for the pilot program Homeless to Homes started by the Urban Ministry Center. Moore Place currently houses 120 residents and the current Housing Works program at UMC houses an additional 140 residents.

Moore Place Video

A walkthrough of Moore Place, Charlotte's first real solution to homelessness.

About The Urban Ministry Center

The Urban Ministry Center is an interfaith orginization dedicated to bringing the community together to end homelessness, one life at a time.

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  • To learn about their permanent supportive housing program click here
  • Moore Place Residents

    Kathy with current residents of Moore Place.

    " As her colleague, I knew Kathy as a force of passion and know-how. When Kathy said she wanted to help Urban Ministry Center create housing, we let out a collective sigh of relief. We had no doubt that she could get it done. Reading the story of her own doubts in herself and the project along the way was a beautiful reminder that courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the willingness to persist in the face of fear."

    Liz Clasen-Kelly
    Director
    Men's Shelter Charlotte

    "To create the first permanent supportive housing facility for the chronically homeless in Charlotte required hundreds of hands and feet all working together. However, it was Kathy Izard who was the heartbeat continually energizing the community to do what no one thought could be done."

    Dale Mullennix
    Executive Director
    Urban Ministry Center

    "To say that she literally breathed Moore Place into reality would not be an inaccurate decription, except that it undercuts her long days and nights of blood, sweat, and tears. In 2008 & 2009, no one in this community was talking about "housing first" or even simply--real housing--as the solution to homelessness. Kathy was often a one-woman band, armed with determination, data, and a dogged belief that Moore Place could--and world--transform lives and the community."

    Caroline Chambre Hammock
    Former Director of Moore Place
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    Solomon Aunbiade

    moore place resident

    Solomon Agunbiade, a resident of Moore Place in Charlotte, NC, shares how the counseling and housing he received through Urban Ministry Center has changed his life and his dreams for the future.