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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Letter: ​Nancy Oates supports affordable housing

TO THE EDITOR: Affordable housing for people who work in Chapel Hill has been a significant issue for the current Chapel Hill Town Council for the past four years. Yet the council has managed to largely ignore the requirement for affordable housing with its recent decisions on Obey Creek, Ephesus Fordham and The Edge.


UNC gives $3 Million loan to Northside

The University is providing a $3 million no-interest loan to help with the acquisition and resale of properties in the historically black, low-income Northside neighborhood, which has largely become home to college students in rental homes. 


Housing costs rise even as income falls

Housing experts explained to community members at an information session at Town Hall Tuesday that the increase in housing costs in Chapel Hill has surpassed the increase in income during the past 20 years.