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.
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