Katrina R. Knight, Executive Director of Good Shepherd Center receives Tri-HIC Impact Award from the Cape Fear Council of Governments
During an awards presentation on Thursday, February 22, 2018, the Cape Fear Council of Governments recognized Katrina R. Knight, Executive Director of Good Shepherd Center for her work in the development of supportive housing opportunities for New Hanover County’s homeless population. The Cape Fear Council of Governments present three awards annually: Leadership, Impact and Legacy. Ms. Knight received the Impact Award for 2017. According to Chris May, Executive Director of the Cape Fear Council of Governments, “The Impact Award recognizes a person who has spearheaded a particular project or program that has furthered the Council’s goal of ending homelessness.”
Cecelia Peers, Continuum of Care Administrator for the Council, nominated Ms. Knight for her work with Good Shepherd’s SECU Lakeside Reserve, a 40-unit affordable housing development for chronically homeless adults with a disability. “We know that Lakeside has had a huge impact on our ability to house the chronically homeless and can get us close to having enough units of permanent supportive housing to meet the needs of our chronically homeless population,” said Ms. Peers. “Katrina’s staunch advocacy has been invaluable,” Ms. Peers added.