Holidays for Hope and Housing – Rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 12
Davidson Housing Coalition’s annual Holidays for Hope and Housing event will take place on Sunday, December 12. Originally scheduled for December 11, wet weather forecasts for Saturday caused the delay – ironically after it was thought that the event would be cancelled due to the state-wide burn ban. This year marks the 21st year of the event. Neighborhoods over Davidson, Cornelius, and Mooresville will all shine a light on affordable housing through the lighting of luminaria.
Luminaria are provided in exchange for a donation of any amount. Donations go towards supporting Davidson Housing Coalition’s programs. These include 62 affordable housing units, and financial counseling, homebuyer education, job search assistance, all provided free to the public. DHC also provides emergency critical home repairs through their HAMMERS program, which serves low-income homeowners in north Mecklenburg.
Last year, in the midst of COVID, the annual event raised over $110,000 for these programs, with more than 1,000 donors. DHC was able to help neighbors in need – especially those who were directly impacted by the effects of COVID-19.
DHC recently announced a new program – Affordable for Us – which will provide rent subsidies for eligible families. This program will greatly increase the availability of affordable housing options by bringing market rate rentals down to a range that working families can afford.
Donations in any amount for luminaria are welcome. To learn more and to donate, please visit their website. If you have any questions about this year’s event, contact DHC’s Development Coordinator, Anthony Ryback at 704.892.4486.