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.
Contact the Housing Office:
Housing Choice Voucher Program (General Information) – (828)-351-2327
Shelby Housing Office (Cleveland County) – (704)-487-0476
Marion Housing Office (McDowell County) – (828) 652-8098
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.