Policy and Research

In addition to financing affordable housing, the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency reports on housing-related data and the impact of affordable housing investments on residents, communities and state and local economies. The Agency also follows trends in housing research and policy in North Carolina and nationally and reports on these trends through its Policy Matters blog, white papers and program impact and affordable housing benefits reports.

The Agency supports North Carolina’s 5-Year Consolidated Planning process, which examines the state’s housing needs and conditions, sets out a strategy to meet needs, identifies available resources and establishes one- and five-year investment plans to meet priority needs. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from five block grant programs

Click to the left to get a snapshot of what's going on with North Carolina's housing market, review research on the benefits of affordable housing and access Consolidated Planning documents.

Click the Policy Matters Blog on this page to learn about the latest research and studies on affordable housing.