Rising prices and a competitive market have made homeownership even harder to attain, prolonging a process that already takes years for many.
These factors also continue to deepen the pool of people in need. Recognizing that buying a home is based on the individual situation, DreamKey Partners is able to meet individuals where they were, growing the organization’s reach far beyond Charlotte.
This included virtual programs like the Renter Advantage Program, which provides debt counseling for renters, and other national programs. DreamKey also collaborated with Atrium Health on a pilot program called Help Now. This initiative was spurred by an internal survey that proved to be eye-opening for the health system’s leadership. The survey showed that Atrium Health teammates were experiencing challenges with immediate social needs including housing.