The City is committed to creating, preserving, and encouraging the development of affordable housing units in Raleigh. Beginning in 2016, the City established an aspirational goal to create 570 affordable housing units a year for 10-years, with a grand total of 5,700 housing units by 2026.
So far, the City has completed about one-third of the 10-year goal.
The City has created and preserved 2,929 affordable housing units to date, and the City is projecting to complete another 544 units this current fiscal year.
The City’s efforts primarily serve low- and moderate-income (LMI) individuals and families. The LMI income limits are set each year by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
How We Work to Meet Our Goals
The affordable housing goal counts housing units that have been created and/or preserved through the following four activities:
- New single-family houses and town-homes constructed for affordable home buyers
- Affordable rental apartments that are newly constructed or preserved.
- Homebuyers receiving financial assistance through the Raleigh homebuyer assistance program
- Owner-occupied homes repaired through the Raleigh Housing Rehabilitation Programs.
Raleigh Housing Rehabilitation Programs:
Affordable housing is important to City residents with stable housing benefit from increased family stability, improved education opportunities and career advancement, and reduced risks of homelessness. Affordable housing is also a key factor in community vitality and continued economic growth. The City will continue to work toward the aspirational affordable housing goal, and periodic updates will be added to the Housing and Neighborhoods website.