Housing Affordability and Community Revitalization


Wake County and community partners have launched the House Wake! COVID-19 Eviction Prevention Program. This next phase focuses on preventing the displacement of Wake County renters who lost income as a result of COVID-19.

The three-step program offers:

  1. Financial assistance to tenants and landlords to cover rent shortfalls resulting from a loss of income through a partnership with Telamon Corporation;

  2. Free legal support through a partnership with Legal Aid of North Carolina for tenants who need a lawyer to negotiate filed evictions with landlords or other legal services; and

  3. Assistance relocating residents whose housing could not be stabilized through steps 1 or 2.

Residents are eligible if:

  • They are renters legally residing in Wake County;
  • They have a legally binding NC lease that covers the assistance period;
  • They have been economically impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic period of March 13 – present, resulting in the loss of income and inability to pay rent; and
  • They do not receive any other forms of rental assistance payments such as Housing Choice Voucher - Section 8, or senior housing or disabled housing with rental assistance subsidies.

Apply here!

Questions? Call 919-899-9911 or email housing@telamon.org.


Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to call home.

Wake County is one of the fastest growing communities in the United States. Our growth means it’s becoming harder to make sure everyone can afford a home.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a housing crisis, please contact a Coordinated Entry Access site to connect with community resources. 

Planning for success. Working for you.

In October 2017, Wake County released its Affordable Housing Plan – a comprehensive collection of strategies to address housing affordability in our community well into the future.

Now, all of these strategies are available online – including a comparison of their estimated costs and impacts, and updates about their implementation progress.

One shared goal. Many different resources.

Wake County government, municipal governments and community organizations within our county all offer housing support and resources, including emergency short-term housing and shelter.

Work with us to make a difference.

We work with many different private and public sector partners to achieve our mission. From grants and land transactions to requests for proposals, find a way to work with Wake County on housing today.

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We want to hear from you!

Email us at Housing.Info@wakegov.com and be sure to take our survey.

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