NC Housing Finance Agency Increases Housing Opportunities for At-Risk North Carolinians

A man and a child holding a little house in their hands together

RALEIGH—The NC Housing Finance Agency has approved over $5.5 million in funding for the construction and rehabilitation of nine properties that will help boost the state’s housing market by improving the stock of affordable housing for North Carolinians with special housing needs. 

This funding is awarded through the Agency’s Supportive Housing Development Program (SHDP), which is primarily supported by the North Carolina Housing Trust Fund. SHDP finances emergency, transitional and permanent housing services for North Carolina residents who are below 50% of the area median income, including people experiencing homelessness, children and youth who are in or aging out of foster care, people with disabilities, survivors of domestic violence and more. 

“The NC Housing Trust Fund helps our state’s most vulnerable citizens,” said Scott Farmer, the Agency’s executive director. “We are proud to provide funding that will offer safe, affordable housing in areas that can connect people who have limited options to the services they need.”

The nine awarded properties are:

  • McDonald Hall in Durham, sponsored by Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers, Inc. (TROSA), will provide a new licensed facility for people with substance use disorders with seven bedrooms ranging from two beds to dormitory style rooms with up to 22 beds, adding 88 beds in total.
  • Benevolence Farm Tiny Home Community in Graham, sponsored by Benevolence Farm, will create seven one-bedroom tiny homes for formerly incarcerated women located on a 13-acre farm.
  • Open Door Women’s Shelter in Washington, sponsored by Open Door Community Center, will construct new residential housing for unhoused women and women with children. This housing will consist of two family bedrooms with four beds each and a dormitory room with six beds.
  • Cedar Hills Group Home in Chapel Hill, sponsored by Residential Services, Inc. (RSI), will renovate a single-family home into a licensed group home for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities with six bedrooms for residents and one for overnight staff. 
  • Southeastern Family Violence Center in Lumberton, sponsored by Southeastern Family Violence Center (SFVC), will provide a new two-story building for victims of domestic violence with four two-bedroom units with three beds in each unit.
  • THRIVE Independent Living in Middlesex, sponsored by Free Will Baptist Children’s Home, Inc., will create two duplexes for eight youth aging out of foster care ages 18–21.
  • Family Care Center in Newton, sponsored by Family Care Center of Catawba Valley, Inc., will provide necessary repairs and upgrades to four apartments, enabling them to continue providing transitional housing for unhoused families with dependent children.
  • Flynn Christian Homes in Wilson, sponsored by Flynn Christian Fellowship Home of Wilson, NC Inc., will provide necessary exterior repairs and upgrades to a six-bedroom home enabling them to continue providing 12 transitional beds for men recovering from substance use disorders.
  • Lee-Harnett Haven Housing Phase II in Sanford, sponsored by Brick Capital Community Development Corporation, will rehabilitate a two-story building with six one-bedroom apartments providing permanent housing for people with disabilities.

More information about SHDP is available at

The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency is a self-supporting public agency that provides safe, affordable housing opportunities to enhance the quality of life of North Carolinians. Since its creation by the General Assembly, the Agency has financed more than 310,700 affordable homes and apartments, totaling $31.9 billion. To learn more about the Agency and its programs, visit