We work with a variety of private and public sector partners to make affordable housing more available for Wake County residents. Our multi-million dollar budget is funded by federal grants and local tax revenue.

Visit our Opportunities page to apply for specific opportunities and funding to work with us.

Rental Housing Development
We assist with funding for construction of various types and scales of affordable housing for low–income individuals, seniors and families. We primarily encourage development by making low-interest loans to developers.

Property Acquisition
The Division of Housing Affordability and Community Revitalization assists organizations with the acquisition of property to develop single-family and multi-family homes that can be either renter- or owner-occupied.

Public Land Disposition
The county and its municipalities own land that is appropriate for affordable housing. Over time, we evaluate our properties to determine which ones are suitable to sell for affordable housing projects. Any available sites will be listed on our RFP page as we seek buyers and partners to develop them.

Rehabilitation and Construction Partnerships 
We seek construction partners to perform rehabilitation work via two programs:
  • A program for elderly and disabled homeowners; and 
  • A program for low-income homeowners with emergency rehabilitation needs

Permanent Supportive Housing
Supportive housing combines affordable housing with intensive tenancy support services. Several of our programs prioritize projects that include permanent supportive housing, since it serves populations most in need.

We seek partners to finance and develop permanent supportive housing units. We also seek partners to coordinate and provide support services.

Community Agency Grants
We offer grants to local community organizations working to support the development, operations, and maintenance of affordable housing in Wake County. Community agency grants are RFPs for funding of homeless prevention, rapid rehousing, and emergency shelter activities that we offer in partnership with the City of Raleigh.

Community Revitalization 
We assist the towns of Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon with funding for community development projects, public facilities, and infrastructure that creates, preserves, or supports affordable housing in low income neighborhoods.