Originally, the organization was called Wilkes County United Fund, Inc. and worked with a small group of traditional agencies which included the American Red Cross, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and the YMCA. Today, with a growing concern to meet the needs of our community, our United Way funds 22+ local agencies and programs that address Crisis Intervention, Educational Advancement and Health Improvement.
Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission Inc. (BROC) is a non-profit organization established in 1966 as a Community Action Agency. BROC serves Alleghany, Ashe and Wilkes counties, with a mission to provide assistance and services to low-income families, enabling them to move out of poverty.
Northwestern Regional Housing Authority has provided essential housing services to our less fortunate neighbors in the mountain counties every working day of the past 30 years. Who acknowledges that this assistance is made possible through active partnerships with private banking and investment; with federal, state and local government; and with the community leaders who comprise the Board of Trustees and give their guidance and their resources.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is responsible for national policy and programs that address America's housing needs, that improve and develop the Nation's communities, and enforce fair housing laws.