Are you homeless or on the verge of homelessness? The House Wake! Access Hub may be able to help.

Those needing assistance can call 919-443-0096 or email Both are currently monitored Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. with Access Specialists on hand to offer help and gauge individuals’ needs.

If you are seeking financial assistance, we would recommend reaching out to appropriate contacts from the Wake Network of Care which can be found here.

House Wake! Strategic Plan

House Wake! is a strategic plan to minimize the effects of COVID-19 on homeless and precariously house Wake County residents, while maximizing opportunities for positive long-term outcomes.

This six-to eight-month strategic plan uses and coordinates federal, state and local funding to address the COVID-19 crisis within our homeless and precariously housed population and aims to move the maximum number of individuals possible to housing stability.

To learn more about this strategic plan and how to access services, visit the House Wake! page.

When you call or contact us, your information is safe and is never shared with outside parties. Read our privacy policy for more information.

Information for tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic

Resources for finding and helping pay for affordable rental units in Wake County

Housing opportunities combined with support services that improve quality of life and independence

Programs to combat homelessness and to support individuals and families experiencing homelessness

Program designed to help individuals and families remain in or identify permanent housing opportunities without entering the homeless system. 

Rehabilitation grants for low-income homeowners and resources for potential first-time homebuyers

Information sessions and workshops that teach how to access and maintain affordable housing

In-person service centers managed by Wake County and its partners.

CDC Eviction Moratorium

On September 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a national eviction moratorium for tenants who may have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This moratorium will be in effect until Dec. 31, 2020. This order bans landlords from evicting tenants for non-payment of rent through the end of 2020 if the tenants have submitted a declaration of income loss or significant medical expense.

This order does not replace or override stronger state or local eviction protections in place. It does not cancel or stop the rent from being owed or stop the buildup of owed rent, which would be due after the order expires.

Tenants are eligible if they: 
  • Are unable to pay their rent due to income loss or medical expenses;
  • Make less in 2020 than $99,000 individually or $198,000 as a family, or received a stimulus check or did not have to file a 2019 tax return;
  • Have tried to access any government rental assistance funds;
  • Agree to make partial rent payments based on income; and
  • Would become homeless if evicted or would be forced to move into a crowded or substandard living situation.
To receive these protections, tenants must submit a signed declaration to their landlord stating that they are eligible, and all information is accurate. Tenants should keep a copy of the declaration and all correspondence with their landlord.

Legal Aid of North Carolina has prepared a summary of the moratorium to help answer any questions. They have also set up a toll-free helpline.

Please call 1-866-219-5262 with any questions.


Affordable Rental Housing
  • Raleigh Housing Authority
    The Raleigh Housing Authority owns and manages over 1,400 public housing units and administers over 3,915 Section 8 vouchers. There is generally a waiting list for both programs.

  • Housing Authority of the County of Wake
    The Housing Authority of the County of Wake has 343 public housing units and provides Section 8 vouchers to over 400 participants. The HACW also manages six rental houses for its affiliate, the Wake County Housing Finance Corporation (WCHFC).

  • SocialServe Website
    SocialServe is a website with affordable housing listings for rent and for sale.

  • Wake Network of Care Housing Search Resources
    Wake Network of Care is an online information portal that features links to a number of resources to help in the search for affordable rental housing.

Permanent Supportive Housing

Supportive housing combines affordable housing with intensive tenancy support services to help people who face the most complex challenges to live with stability, autonomy and dignity. It allows people to live independently who otherwise might not be able to do so.

The core services in supportive housing are:
  • Pre-tenancy
    • Outreach and engagement
    • Housing search
    • Application assistance
    • Move-in assistance
  • Tenancy-sustaining services
    • Landlord relationship management
    • Tenant stabilization services
    • Tenancy rights and responsibilities education
    • Eviction prevention
    • Crisis intervention
    • Program participation
In addition, supportive housing service providers link tenants to an array of primary and behavioral health care, education, employment, and community services.

Access to permanent supportive housing is received through the Coordinated Entry process.