For a strong track record of catalyzing new projects, count on Blue Springs - Hoke County Community Development Corporation (BSHC CDC) in Raeford, North Carolina. As a dedicated community development corporation, we are growing a rich history of collaborating with agencies locally and across the states. Read on to learn more about our accomplishments to date.
Addressing Teen Pregnancy
We have provided clear leadership on addressing teen and adolescent pregnancy in Hoke County. We turned the tide to remove the county from the number one position in the state, since Hoke ranked 17th in 2003.
Moreover, BSHC CDC has developed and implemented an award-winning community-based teen and adolescent pregnancy prevention program supported by the NC Departments of Health and Human Services. This removed the county from the number one position held state-wide evidencing the highest incidences of teen pregnancies.
Job Creation & Housing Initiative
Since 1997, we have provided emergency financial utility assistance and shelter support to more than 800 families. We have also created more than 90 jobs. We have launched the first-ever nonprofit-led affordable housing initiative to increase access to safe, decent, and affordable housing in Hoke County.
Partnership with NCHFA & NCCOB
Since 2008, as an HUD Certified Counseling Agency, we have worked in partnership with the NC Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) and North Carolina Commission on Banking (NCCOB) as part of the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program to preserve housing and save 254 homes from foreclosure.
Mortgage Payment Program
In 2011, in response to the need to address home loss among the state's 50 "hardest hit" counties affected by unemployment, we became a Mortgage Payment Program (MPP) partner with the NCHFA. This program provides one-time, short-term, and long-term assistance and support to families struggling to recover from hardships that may have occurred through no fault of their own. It assists them in saving their homes.