Affordable Housing Bond Spending Plan

Jump To:

Spending Plan 2021-2022 Activities Future Activities Additional Sources of Funding

Spending Plan

The total bond amount of $80 million will be utilized in stages over the next five years, beginning on July 1. City Council approved the bond spending plan in January 2021.

2021-2022 Activities

This year, $24.8 million in bond funding will be committed toward creating and sustaining affordable housing development in Raleigh. 

Direct City Acquisition of Sites Near Transit Corridors  $6 million 
Wake County Acquisition/Preservation Fund $2 million
CASA King's Ridge Apartments  $7 million
Healing Transitions - Men's Campus Expansion $3 million
Small-Scale Nonprofit Projects $2 million
Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Gap Financing $4.8 million 
TOTAL $24.8 million

Currently, the City is working on the following activities:

  • Equitable development around transit is a focus for fiscal years 2021-2023. The consideration of growth around future transit corridors, such as Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), ensures residents can live near and easily access work, school, and community resources. 
  • Small-Scale Rental Projects Development: A total of $2 million in bond proceeds will help support the creation of transitional housing and affordable rental projects in which at least one-third of the units are targeted to the <30% of the Area Median Income. Applications are due January 21, 2022.  View the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
  • Expansion at Healing Transitions: The City will contribute $3 million in bond proceeds toward an expansion and renovation of its men’s campus, adding 110 beds. The funds will also allow for expanded living and program spaces to better serve the community. Learn more

To see Affordable Housing Bond updates made to City Council, visit the Bond Status Reports page.

Future Activities

Each year's activities align with the priorities and staff recommendations that were approved by City Council. An overview of the activities for years 2023-2026 are included below.

Activity Total Amount Budgeted Fiscal Years Available
Direct City Acquisition of Sites Near Transit Corridors $12 million 2022-2023
Wake County Acquisition/Preservation Fund $4 million 2022-2023
Small-Scale Nonprofit Projects $10 million 2022-2026
Voluntary Inclusionary Projects Near Transit  $8 million 2023-2026
Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Gap Financing $24 million 2022-2026
Owner-Occupied Home Rehabilitation $6 million 2023-2026
Homebuyer Assistance  $6 million 2023-2026

Additional Sources of Funding

The 2020 Affordable Housing Bond is just one of the ways the City is addressing the need for affordable housing. In addition to the bond, federal, local, and emergency CARES Act funding will be utilized over the next five years.

The chart below includes an estimate of the total combined funding the City is dedicating toward affordable housing and services for families with low-to-moderate incomes.

General Funds $33.8 million
Affordable Housing Bond  $80 million 
Emergency Rental Assistance from U.S. Department of Treasury $25.6 million
Entitlement Funds from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) $4.8 million
CARES Act Funds  $9 million
American Rescue Plan Act Funds $10 million
TOTAL $163.2 million



Housing and Neighborhoods
Community and Economic Development

Housing and Neighborhoods
Related Services:
Affordable Rental HousingAffordable Housing Goals