The websites on this list offer information and resources about many different aspects of housing.

Find Affordable Rental Housing

  • NCHousingSearch.org
    A free housing locator service available to consumers looking for affordable rental housing.

  • SocialServe.com
    A website that allows you to search for listings of apartments, mobile homes, duplexes and single-family units. This includes Section 8 properties and assisted living facilities, as well as market-rate housing.

  • GoSection8.com
    If you have a Section 8 voucher and are having a difficult time locating housing, check out GoSection8.com, which provides of list of properties that will accept Section 8.

  • Town of Cary Affordable Housing
    Provides a list of tax credit, subsidized and senior properties available in the Town of  Cary.

  • City of Raleigh Rental Housing
    If you live in Wake County and make less than 50% of the area median income, you may qualify for housing with the City of Raleigh. They offer a variety of houses and apartments at affordable rental rates.

  • HUD Subsidized Housing list
    HUD provides a list of apartments based on 30% of income for families and individuals with very limited income.
 

Homeownership & Finding a Home

  • Habitat for Humanity in Wake County
    Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing organization. Habitat serves low-income citizens of Wake County who are in substandard or overcrowded housing or are trying to escape violent neighborhoods.

  • DHIC.org
    Established in 1974, DHIC, Inc.,is a private nonprofit housing development company that builds high-quality affordable housing in the Research Triangle Region of North Carolina. DHIC's homeownership center assists clients in credit, budgets and homeownership.

  • Self-Help Credit Union
    Self-Help is a community development lender that has provided more than $3.5 billion in financing to 40,000 homebuyers, small businesses and nonprofits. Self-Help reaches people who are underserved by conventional lenders – particularly minorities, women, rural residents, and low-wealth families – through the support of socially-responsible citizens and institutions across the U.S.

  • City of Raleigh Homeownership Program
    The City of Raleigh offers education, repair, and downpayment support. You may qualify for up to $30,000 in down-payment assistance.

  • Fannie Mae
    Fannie Mae is a private, shareholder-owned company that works to make sure mortgage money is available for people in communities all across America. They do not lend money directly to homebuyers. Instead, they work with lenders to make sure they don't run out of mortgage funds, so more people can achieve the dream of homeownership.

  • HUD and other Homes for sale
    Several federal agencies have properties to sell. In fact, HUD sells both single-family homes and multifamily properties. Check them out – one might be just what you're looking for!

Credit and Finance

  • Triangle Family Services
    As a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, Consumer Credit Counseling Services (CCCS) at Triangle Family Services has nationally certified credit counselors for daytime, evening and telephone appointments. Contact the Consumer Credit Counseling Coordinator at 919-821-0790 x122.

  • North Carolina Consumer Protection Section
    Learn about predatory mortgage lending.

  • Ficoscore.com
    Learn how credit scores work.

  • annualcreditreport.com
    By law, you may obtain a free copy of your credit report once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting agencies, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. Visit the page above to learn how to access this information by email, telephone or regular mail, or visit the reporting companies at:
  • Privatemi.com
    Get information on private mortgage insurance.

  • Veterans Affairs Home Loans
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has information on VA loans, certificates of eligibility, VA-acquired properties and application forms.

  • Consumer Education Services, Inc. (CESI)
    Consumer Education Services, Inc. is a nonprofit organization committed to empowering and inspiring consumers nationwide to become debt free. They offer services such as credit counseling, foreclosure prevention, bankruptcy counseling, reverse mortgage counseling, homebuyer classes, and down payment assistance.

  • USDA Rural Housing Guaranteed Loans & Direct Loans
    Learn about the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Housing Guaranteed Loans and Direct Loans.

General Housing Information

  • N.C. Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA)
    The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency website offers information about housing, renters' rights and responsibilities, fair housing laws and housing search options.

  • CASA
    CASA offers housing to meet the needs of persons with disabilities or who may be facing homelessness. CASA programs are designed to help these individuals overcome the challenges they face.

  • Resources For Seniors
    Resources for Seniors offers information about senior housing, retirement communities, assisted living, nursing homes and much more.

  • North Carolina Housing Coalition
    The N.C. Housing Coalition (NCHC) will listen and help determine your housing options. They do not provide housing or financial assistance, but they do list housing resources and can refer you to organizations that provide housing.

  • Hud.gov
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's website offers sections on homeownership, HUD homes, fair housing, homeless, consumer information and much more!