Opportunities Expand for North Carolinians With Special Housing Needs

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RALEIGH—The NC Housing Finance Agency has approved $8.87 million in funding for the construction and rehabilitation of 11 properties that will help improve the state’s stock of affordable housing for North Carolinians with special housing needs.

The Agency awarded this funding through its Supportive Housing Development Program (SHDP), which is largely supported by the North Carolina Housing Trust Fund. SHDP finances emergency, transitional and permanent housing for North Carolina residents with special needs who are below 50% of the area median income, including military veterans, people experiencing homelessness, children in or aging out of foster care, people with disabilities, survivors of domestic violence and others.

“The North Carolina Housing Trust Fund supports our state’s most vulnerable citizens,” said Scott Farmer, the Agency’s executive director. “We are proud to provide funding that will create safe, affordable housing to communities across the state in locations that can connect people with limited options to the services they need.” 

The 11 awarded properties are:

  • Caton Cove in Lumberton, sponsored by Robeson County Housing Authority, will provide four new one- and two-bedroom duplexes for youth aging out of foster care. 
  • Cottages of Idlewild in Raleigh, sponsored by Raleigh Area Land Trust, will provide four new rental units for people with disabilities and low-income households. 
  • CRCI Shallotte Campus in Shallotte, sponsored by Christian Recovery Centers, Inc., will convert an existing assisted living facility to a “no-cost to the client” men’s substance abuse recovery center, creating 110 total beds within 37 bedrooms. 
  • Helpmate Domestic Violence Shelter in Asheville, sponsored by Helpmate, Inc., will provide a new three-story emergency shelter with 27 efficiency units for survivors of domestic violence. 
  • Hollenden Apartments in Raleigh, sponsored by Passage Home, Inc., will rehabilitate a three-story building with 22 two-bedroom apartments to provide permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness or who are imminently at risk of homelessness. 
  • Hope Station in Wilson, sponsored by Wilson County Interfaith Services, Inc., will rehabilitate a 20-bed emergency shelter for men who are experiencing homelessness. 
  • Oakwood Park in Greensboro, sponsored by Affordable Housing Management, Inc., will provide a new 16-unit apartment building for low-income households, households that have previously experienced homelessness and people with disabilities.
  • Partnership Village Phase Three in Greensboro, sponsored by Partnership Homes, Inc., will rehabilitate a three-story building with 12 two-bedroom apartments to provide transitional housing to people experiencing homelessness or who are imminently at risk of homelessness. 
  • Pittsboro Duplexes in Pittsboro, sponsored by Brick Capital Community Development Corporation, will rehabilitate two duplexes to provide permanent housing for people with disabilities. 
  • Transformation Village Phase Two in Asheville, sponsored by Asheville Buncombe Christian Community Ministry, will provide a new 32-unit apartment building for permanent rental housing for women and children who have previously experienced homelessness. 
  • TROSA Triad Expansion Phase Two in Winston-Salem, sponsored by Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc. (TROSA), will provide two congregate living buildings with 100 total beds for participants in TROSA’s two-year residential substance abuse program.  

More information about SHDP is available at https://www.nchfa.com/rental-housing-partners/supportive-housing-developers/supportive-housing-program.

The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency is a self-supporting public agency that provides safe, affordable housing opportunities to enhance the quality of life of North Carolinians. Since its creation by the General Assembly, the Agency has financed more than 298,860 affordable homes and apartments, totaling $29.16 billion. To learn more about the Agency and its programs, visit www.HousingBuildsNC.com