Plans and Public Notices

30-Day Comment Period (3/29/2021–4/27/2021) Wake County 2021 Action Plan for Affordable Housing

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Wake County will receive comments from interested parties on the County’s Draft 2021 Action Plan for a period of 30 days starting March 29, 2021. A draft of the Action Plan is available here and through the following locations:

  1. Wake County Housing Affordability & Community Revitalization
    • Physical Address: 336 Fayetteville Street, Suite 440, Raleigh, NC 27602
    • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 550, Raleigh, NC 27602 
  2. Wake County Regional Centers
  3. Municipal Town Halls
  4. Homeless Service Centers
  5. Wake County Housing locations (physical addresses can be found here)
  6. Wake County Human Services locations (physical addresses can be found here)
  7. Emailed to citizens upon request

The Action Plan is required to receive funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address housing and community development needs. The 2021 Action Plan is a one-year strategy to implement County’s affordable housing and community development goals as identified in the 2020–2025 Consolidated Plan. The Action Plan defines priority populations and describes the activities to be carried out from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022 in Wake County.

For more information or to submit a comment, please contact Diana Youssef at 919-508-0781 or via email [email protected]. Speech or hearing-impaired persons may contact 1-800-735-2962 (TT) or 1-800-735-8262 (voice).

Public Hearing: Wake County 2021 Action Plan for Affordable Housing

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Wake County will hold two public hearings. The first hearing will be on Monday, Feb. 1, at 5 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 Safer-at-Home Order, Wake County will hold the hearing virtually. To submit a comment and livestream the public hearing, go to the Wake County Board of Commissioners' meeting schedule page. The second hearing will be Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 2 p.m. during the Continuum of Care NC-507 Check-in Call accessible through GoToMeeting. Attend the public hearing via this link.

The purpose of this public hearing is to receive comments from interested parties on the County’s housing and community development needs. Wake County will use the information received to prepare the draft 2021 Action Plan. The Action Plan is required for the County to receive funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Action Plan describes the activities to be carried out from July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022, in Wake County, outside of Raleigh. The Action Plan goals are to increase and preserve affordable housing, address policy barriers to housing affordability, and support vulnerable populations and communities through activities address the needs outlined below:

Priority One:

  • Households earning 0-50% AMI
  • Vulnerable populations experiencing or at-risk homelessness

 

Priority Two:

  • Households earning 51-60% AMI
  • Vulnerable populations not experiencing homelessness

Priority Three: 

  • Households earning 61-80% AMI

For more information, please contact Diana Youssef with the Wake County Department of Housing Affordability & Community Revitalization at 919-508-0781. Speech or hearing-impaired persons may contact 1-800-735-2962 (TT) or 1-800-735-8262 (voice).

Notice of Availability of Wake County's 2019 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) and 2019 Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) CAPER

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Wake County is preparing the 2019 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) CAPER. These reports are the fifth part of the 5-year Consolidated Plan (July 2015–June 2020) mandated by the National Housing Act of 1990 and are required in order for Wake County to receive federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA), HOME Investment Partnerships, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The 2019 CAPER describes the housing and community development activities that were carried out during fiscal year 2020 (July 1, 2019–June 30, 2020) within Wake County, outside the city limits of Raleigh. The HOPWA CAPER describes activities carried out with HOPWA funds to assist households living with HIV/AIDS in Wake, Franklin and Johnston counties. Drafts of the 2019 CAPER (PDF) and HOPWA CAPER (PDF) are available here for a 15-day comment period from September 1, 2020–September 16, 2020. Copies are also available at the Wake County Department of Housing Affordability and Community Revitalization office at 336 Fayetteville St., Suite 440, Raleigh. Other locations for viewing a hard copy of the Draft CAPERs include select Wake County Homeless/Housing Service Centers, and Wake County Regional Centers. At the end of the comment period Wake County will compile and address all public comments received. Please send all comments to Vermecha Pulley at Wake County Housing, or P.O. Box 550, 4th Floor WCOB, Raleigh, NC 27602 by 5:00 p.m. on September 16, 2020. For more information, contact Vermecha Pulley at (919) 856-5413. Speech or hearing-impaired persons may call 1-800-735-2962 (TT) or 1-800-735-8262 (voice).

Notice of 10-Day Public Comment Period for Wake County 2020 Action Plan Amendment:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT Wake County (Wake) Housing Affordability and Community Revitalization (HACR) Department is requesting public comments on a second distribution the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) grant funding for a period of 10 days starting August 24, 2020. All public comments will be considered prior to finalizing the plans for use of these funds. View the full notice here. (PDF: Public Notice 2020 AAP Amendment for COVID-19) In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) notified Wake of additional Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) fund allocations totaling $1,709,995 to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. Wake will amend the 2020 Annual Action Plan, to reflect the additional CARES Act COVID-19 funding. $1,709,995 in ESG funds will be used for activities facilitating assistance to eligible communities to prevent and respond to the spread of COVID-19. Eligible ESG activities include street outreach, emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, rapid rehousing, Homeless Management Information System and administration. On September 8, 2020, HACR will ask the Wake County Board of Commissioners to approve this amendment. Wake will make the amendments available for review and comment for at least 10 days on this webpage. Send all comments to Chris Whitenhill at [email protected] by 5:00 p.m. on September 3, 2020. For more information, contact 919-856-5265. Speech or hearing-impaired persons may call 1-800-735-2962 (TT) or 1-800-735-8262(voice).

Wake County Affordable Housing Plan

Approximately 56,000 working families who make less than $39,000 a year in Wake County are currently unable to find affordable housing. Current trends show that this number may increase to as many as 150,000 households over the next 20 years.

To address this growing need, the Wake County Board of Commissioners approved the 20-year Affordable Housing Plan developed by the Affordable Housing Steering Committee.

You can learn more about the Affordable Housing Plan through the resources below:

Citizen Participation Plan

The Citizen Participation Plan (CPP) outlines how the public can access information regarding the County’s HUD grant programs. It describes how the public will be notified of program activities, projects which could result in the displacement and actions that would be undertaken if such displacement were to occur. The goal of the CPP is to provide all citizens of our community with adequate opportunities to participate in an advisory role in the planning, implementation and assessment of the County’s HUD grant programs.

2020-2025 Consolidated Plan

The 2020–2025 Consolidated Plan is a five-year plan to address the low-income housing and community development needs in Wake County. It includes a housing and homeless needs assessment and market analysis, a strategic plan and a one-year Action Plan.

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

This document is a comprehensive review of Wake County's demographics, economics, housing, land use, zoning, transportation, and other conditions. It takes the data from this review and assesses how these conditions impede the availability and accessibility of housing to the protected classes. It then describes actions the community can take to overcome identified impediments. A fair housing plan is then developed as part of the five-year Consolidated Plan. The fair housing plan describes the actions Wake County's Housing program will take to address the identified impediments.

2018 CAPER

Notice of 2018 CAPER Availability

Wake County has prepared the 2018 CAPER (Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report). This report is mandated by the National Housing Act of 1990 and is required in order for Wake County to receive federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). A separate CAPER report is prepared for Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds.

The 2018 CAPER describes the activities that were carried out with HOME and CDBG funds during fiscal year 2019 (July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019) within Wake County outside Raleigh and Holly Springs. For more information about the 2018 CAPER, contact Vermecha Pulley with the Wake County Housing Affordability and Community Revitalization Department at 919-856-5413. Speech- or hearing-impaired persons may call 1-800-735-2962 (TT) or 1-800-735-8262 (voice).

The 2018 HOPWA CAPER describes the activities that were carried out with HOPWA funds during fiscal year 2019 (July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019) within the HOPWA entitlement area that covers Wake, Johnston and Franklin counties.

For more information about the 2018 HOPWA CAPER, contact Wake County Housing Affordability and Community Revitalization Department at 919-856-5689. Speech- or hearing-impaired persons may call 1-800-735-2962 (TT) or 1-800-735-8262 (voice).