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Furnishing Fresh & Brighter Futures Starts Since 2010

Our team has spent the last decade transforming into a force for good fueled by community donations, dedicated volunteers and a network of 100+ referring national agencies & local nonprofits – all collaborating to cultivate opportunity & empower potential.

As the sole furnishings provider of its kind in Wake County, Green Chair supplies an often overlooked yet essential resource to securing long-term stability. We provide niche aid while meeting the needs of clients representing a multitude of organizations, nonprofits & referring aid agencies.

If you’re interested in becoming an agency partner, we’d be happy to have you.

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Information before you apply

The Green Chair Project (TGCP) is a furnishings assistance program that provides a mechanism for making quality furnishing donations from the public available to people who are transitioning to sustainable housing after homelessness, disaster, or crisis. TGCP accepts referrals from its Project Partners, who qualify and refer eligible participants.

TGCP’s Partners must be Wake County non-profit organizations with case managers/agency liaisons, who provide programs that address underlying causes of the participant’s current situation, promote self-sufficiency and offer participant support after independent housing is secured. Additional referring partners can be qualified social workers/pastoral or congregational care, who can also verify needs and vouch for the client’s ability to sustain their home.

Agencies interested in becoming a Project Partner agree to Project Partner responsibilities and submit an application for TGCP approval. The case managers/liaisons of our Selected Partners will be trained to identify and refer eligible participants. Once a referring partner is approved, an annual renewal will be sent to the Executive Director, or appropriate contact.

Agency Partners Referral:

After becoming an approved Project Partner, the referring agency’s liaisons/referring case managers will then attend a brief orientation which will include policies and procedures for referrals to the TGCP. Once trained, the agency liaison/case manager will be able to submit a referral for their client.

Virtual Showroom:

Once the referral has been submitted, the referring agency will have access to our virtual showroom. This will allow our partners to shop with their clients to select a furniture package to suit the clients’ needs. During this process, clients should have the ability to choose their own furniture package. The referring agency can determine what avenue is needed to ensure the client has access (i.e., share shopping link, FaceTime, text photos, etc.)

Delivery: Once an order is made, The Green Chair Project team will process the order and delivery will be made 2 days later. A $75 moving fee will be required for all moves outside of Wake County. If you are a partnering agency working with a client outside of Wake County, please inquire in advance by contacting our Program team, [email protected]

NOTE: Our Logistics Team will provide a final delivery date upon speaking to the client. The deliveries will be scheduled during our normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm. Hours may be subject to change as needed.

Most of the costs of receiving, processing, repairing, storing and ultimately placing the furnishings with the targeted recipients are subsidized by supporters of TGCP, so the participant pays only a nominal furnishing fee, based on the amount of furnishings required to equip their home. An agency or its donors may choose to sponsor a referred recipient if the recipient is unable to pay. Also, our partnering agencies may shop for furnishings for their Group Homes, Agency Spaces or Transitional Housing by contacting our Director of Program.

Project Partner Guidelines

  1. Project Partners must provide programs that offer its participants ongoing support that promote self-sufficiency and address the underlying cause for the participant’s current situation. Project Partner should refer only qualified individuals who are in a case managed program or are receiving pastoral care/congregational support and whose needs have been verified.
  2. Partner Agencies must reside within Wake County, and priority is given to Wake County Residents.
  3. The participant, to receive furnishings, is one in need, after exiting the challenges of homelessness, crisis, or disaster. In addition to, having the ability to sustain the new housing situation long term.
  4. The furnishings available from TGCP are meant to fulfill an unmet need, rather than to upgrade a participant’s current furnishings. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity, one bed per child experience (unless loss occurs by verified natural disaster or fire).
  5. Each Project Partner understands that household furnishings donated to and placed by TGCP are not new and will advise referred participants that the used furnishings are provided in “as is” condition, are not warranted, refundable, nor subject to exchange.
  6. The furnishing fee, which is determined by the package selected, may be paid by the client, which TGCP believes encourages the dignity of ownership, or by the referring agency if that is deemed to be in the best interests of the client. The furnishings fee will be paid upon the completion of the virtual shopping experience.
  7. All case managers/agency liaisons must:
    1. Attend a Green Chair Project’s training prior to submitting a request for service.
    2. Qualify referrals, verify needs, and explain TGCP’s program and requirements to each potential participant prior to submitting a request.
    3. Ensure participants are housed at the time of referral and have access to their home.
    4. Determine furnishings needed prior to shopping online.
    5. Be the liaison for your client throughout the virtual shopping experience and the delivery process.
    6. Be responsible for income verification.
    7. Complete a follow up survey at some interval after the client is served.

Income Verification

We are required to provide information regarding the income of each household who comes to the Green Chair Project. Participants must be at or below 60% of the area median income (AMI).

To be HUD compliant and verify eligibility, one of the following three documents is required.

  1. A letter on agency letterhead stating that the client falls under one of the Assumed Categories: Abused Children, Elderly Persons, Battered Spouses, Homeless Persons (including chronically homeless or in emergency shelters but not transitional housing),Severely Disabled Adults, Illiterate Adults, Persons Living with AIDS, or Migrant Farm Workers
  2. Last 1040 Tax Form
  3. Income and assets verification (Three consecutive paystubs or a signed affidavit from the employee and three consecutive bank statements or Zero Income Affidavit or Self-Employment Affidavit)

During the referral process you will be requested to upload income verification and a signed income affidavit stating where the household falls within the income guidelines. Any confidential information shared with us will be kept in a locked cabinet or password protected computer. If needed, we also have an Authorization for the Release of Information form.

Partner Application Form