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Opportunities Increase for North Carolinians with Special Housing Needs

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RALEIGH—The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency has awarded more than $4 million in funding for six properties statewide to increase the state’s stock of supportive and community-based housing with services.

Under the Agency’s Supportive Housing Development Program, which finances emergency and permanent housing with services for persons who are homeless or have other special housing needs, $1.5 million was awarded for the following four properties:

  • Tammy Lynn Montreal Court, Cary—Rehabilitation of a three-bedroom licensed group home into a four-bedroom accessible property for persons with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Family Care Center Duplexes 7 & 8, Hickory—New construction of 2 two-bedroom duplexes that will provide 16 beds of emergency housing for homeless families.
  • Village North Apartments, Greensboro—New construction of 23 apartments that will provide permanent housing for low-income households, including five apartments for persons with disabilities.
  • Tiny Houses, High Point—New construction of 10 small homes that will provide permanent housing for homeless and low-income households, with two set aside for persons with disabilities.

Through the Integrated Supportive Housing Program (ISHP), the Agency awarded $2.85 million to two properties that will set aside up to 20 percent of apartments for persons with disabilities:

  • East Haven, Swannanoa
  • Park Court Apartments, Goldsboro

These properties join eight others that received $10.8 million in ISHP funding last spring to increase set-aside units for persons with disabilities across the state. Developed in collaboration with the NC Department of Health and Human Services, ISHP is an innovative, flexible funding source designed to better meet the housing needs of North Carolinians with disabilities by providing for direct referrals from the state’s Managed Care Organizations.

“The Agency is proud to finance developments like these that give our state’s most vulnerable citizens access to housing opportunities in their communities,” said Scott Farmer, executive director of the NC Housing Finance Agency. “These properties offer affordability, convenient locations near services, and independent living for people whose options are often limited.”

The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency, a self-supporting public agency, has financed 269,000 homes and apartments since its creation in 1973.