Housing Programs


The goal of the Commission’s housing division is to provide safe, decent affordable housing for the residents of Region C.  The most recent annual plan can be found here.

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

This program provides assistance with rent and utilities for qualifying families by contracting with private landlords.  Active clients are afforded opportunity to participate in the Family Self-Sufficiency Program, which links the family with supportive services such as childcare, transportation, educational and job training.

The Housing Choice Voucher Home-ownership Program

This is a component of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, and provides vouchers to assist first-time homeowners with their monthly mortgage in lieu of a rental subsidy.

The HUD-VASH Program

A partnership between the Department of Housing & Urban Development and Veteran Affairs to support Homeless veterans in finding and maintaining permanent housing.

The Western N.C. Housing Partnership

A private non-profit organization established to develop affordable housing projects for seniors, families, and special populations in 31 western N.C. counties.  For more information, please go to http://www.wnchousing.org.

Contact Information

Housing Director:  Sonja Bristol                                                                    (828) 351-2342

Family Self Sufficiency/Homeownership Coordinator:  Pam Hall        (828) 351-2374

Housing Inspector:  Yvette Phillips                                                              (828) 351-2367

Shelby Housing Office:  Joan Wilson, Housing Counselor                       (704) 487-0476 x2

Rutherford/Polk Housing Office:  Latrell Jones, Housing Counselor   (828) 351-2329

Marion Housing Office:  Jennifer Fox, Housing Counselor                     (828) 652-8098