By Todd Cohen
RALEIGH, N.C. — New Beginnings, a Raleigh nonprofit that serves homeless women and mothers, will have a new beginning of itself when it completes construction of 12 apartments.
The four-year-old group, which currently rents 17 units in an apartment complex, expects to complete its own apartments this fall.
To finance the project, the group has secured low-interest loans of $400,000 from the city of Raleigh and $270,000 loan from the N.C. Housing Finance Agency, as well as two private pledges totaling $120,000.
New Beginnings provides transitional housing, plus counseling and training designed to help women find and keep productive jobs.
Most women who participate in the program have been abused or are fleeing from troubled situations, said Maxine White, the group’s president.