The NC Housing Finance Agency finances the development of affordable rental housing for working families, seniors and people with special needs throughout the state. These apartments are owned and managed by private companies. While we do not directly offer the rental housing, we provide resources for both finding housing and understanding your rights and responsibilities.
Rental Housing Resources
If you are searching for affordable rental housing, two resources can help. NCHousingSearch.org is an independent bilingual service that provides detailed information about apartments and homes for rent in your area and throughout the state. If you have a Section 8 voucher, you can find available apartments in your area at the Public Housing Authorities of North Carolina.
Tenant Rights and Responsibilities
As a renter, you are protected against housing discrimination and unlawful eviction, and entitled to live in safe and secure housing. In return, you must pay rent as outlined in your rental agreement, keep your apartment clean and safe and not cause or allow significant property damage.
Additional Information and Resources
- North Carolina Real Estate Commission - The commission provides information on fair housing, renting residential properties and tenant security deposits.
- North Carolina Justice and Community Development Center - The center provides low-income and minority individuals with resources to help them achieve economic stability, including access to legal services.
- North Carolina Human Relations Commission - The commission enforces North Carolina’s Fair Housing Act.
- North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Office of Social Services - This office provides information and referrals to human service agencies.
- North Carolina Department of Justice Consumer Protection Division - This division seeks to protect citizens from unlawful business practices and handles complaints on various issues, including landlord-tenant relationships.