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Affordable Housing

Affordable housing is uniquely priced housing with a cost deemed affordable to low income households.

The Public Housing Department manages 336 apartments in 13 neighborhoods throughout Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Tina Vaughn is the director of the department.

Those who wish to use public housing must be at least 18 years old, capable of living independently, have no history of being a disruptive neighbor and may not have a record of criminal activity involving violence or illegal drug activity. The total income of the occupant or occupants cannot exceed 50% of the median. 

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HeelsHousing.com - What you need to know before you move off campus

As UNC students, there are certain things you need to know when preparing to live off campus. Forgetting to cover one of your bases can at best give you a headache and at worst lead to a lawsuit. Follow these tips from HeelsHousing.com to optimize your off-campus experience and avoid getting stuck in unpleasant situations.


Town House Apartments, located on Hillsborough Rd, was a popular student apartment complex.

Students unable to lease from Town House Apartments due to redevelopment plans

Residents of Town House Apartments cannot sign leases for the next school year right now because of potential redevelopment. An email, sent on Oct. 19, stated the apartment complex will assess the redevelopment process in February and update residents.  If Town House Apartments redevelops, it will be renamed the Residences at Grove Park, and will increase in tax value by $31.3 million, according to a Chapel Hill 2015 Special Use Permit (SUP) modification application.