Programs & Initiatives

Self-Sufficiency Project

Our  Success Coaches work directly with clients to meet immediate needs and develop a plan for success using a combination of tangible resources, training and other services. Success Coaches work with clients for a full year to help remove barriers and ensure that each family gets the support they need to achieve success.

Workforce Development

Charlotte Area Fund prepares adults for the workforce through a range of job training and readiness programs. Training opportunities are diverse and include HVAC, construction, IT, medical professions and more.

Helping Home Program

This program is designed to meet the needs of Renters and Homeowners. Duke Energy’s Helping Home Fund (HHF) is a free weatherization assistance program to help income-qualified Duke Energy North Carolina customers (see income chart on the HHF page) lower their energy bills, address energy-related health and safety issues, and improve the overall energy efficiency of their residences.

Do I Qualify for most CAF Programs and Services?

To qualify for Charlotte Area Fund programs, individuals need to live in Mecklenburg County and have an annual household income that meet the guidelines as published by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. View the income guideline charts below. If you have any questions about eligibility, please contact our office at The current income guidelines are:

Family SizeIncome

NOTE: For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $6,425 for each additional person. Revised: July 1, 2023.

If you meet these guidelines, fill out an intake application to start the process of accessing Charlotte Area Fund programs.