Carrboro's Affordable Housing Fund
The Affordable Housing Special Revenue Fund (AHSRF) is a tool for increasing, improving and maintaining the stock of affordable housing within Carrboro and its planning jurisdiction. Applications to the AHSRF are reviewed by the Affordable Housing Advisory Commission who make funding recommendations to the Town Council.
Since June 2018, the Town Council has passed three half cent property tax increases, creating a dedicated revenue source for affordable housing. For Fiscal Year 23-24the Council has approved an amount equal to 1.5¢, which is an allocation of $393,046.
Additional revenue sources for the Fund include payments made by developers in lieu of providing affordable housing units under the applicable provisions of the Land Use Ordinance. Other sources may include grants, donations, loans, interest payments, or other contributions or assignments.
Nonprofits and qualifying individuals who are working with nonprofits are eligible to apply to the fund for projects that meet one of more of the goals in the Affordable Housing Goals and Strategies.
Application deadlines are October 5th, January 5th, April 5th.
Contact Anne-Marie Vanaman, email@example.com or 919-918-7321, if you are interested in applying for funding.
- Can the Town help if my landlord won’t make necessary repairs?
The Town has limited authority to intercede in disputes between tenants and landlords, but can assist in assessing the condition of the rental unit if a housing code violation is suspected. Contact Town of Carrboro Housing and Community Services if you are having trouble with your housing situation.
- My landlord is . . . threatening eviction, discriminating against me, refusing to return my security deposit, etc. What can I do?
Email HousingHelp@orangecountync.gov if you are experiencing a housing crisis.
Know your rights.
If you believe you’ve experienced housing discrimination, think you are being discriminated against, contact the Orange County Human Rights & Relations department, 919-245-2487 or Human_Relations@orangecountync.gov
- Where can I find affordable housing in Carrboro?
If you’re looking for an affordable apartment, The Housing Opportunity Finder can assist in the search. In addition to properties owned by nonprofit affordable housing providers, it also includes existing apartment complexes, many of which offer lower rents.
If you’re looking for affordable homeownership, the Town has compiled a list of nonprofit affordable housing providers, who not only provide housing affordability, but also ensure the property remains affordable well into the future. Many of the nonprofits listed also own and manage rental homes and apartments.
The Town’s Community Resources page can also point you to other housing-related resources.
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