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.

Tenant Information Forms can be found by clicking here

Click here to view the Approved Annual Plan for the Fiscal Year beginning 07/01/2019.

Housing Office announces new hours of operation

Results from First Annual Isothermal Housing Summit, November 2019

The Isothermal Regional Commission held its first Regional Housing Summit on November 7, 2019 at the Rutherfordton Club House. Please click below to see the updated regional data.

To Learn more about the Housing Task Force and Housing Data here in the Isothermal Region, go to our Housing Data Page [See More]

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.

To access our application system and to see if we are currently accepting applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, click here or visit Isothermal.housingmanager.com.

Updates & Forms

CLICK HERE for the Housing Assistance Payments Contract

CLICK HERE to download the Interim Re-Evaluation Request Form.

Contact the Housing Office: 

Housing Choice Voucher Program (General Information) – (828)-351-2327

Shelby Housing Office (Cleveland County) – (704)-487-0476

The Shelby Housing Office, serving Cleveland County, is located at 127 W. Graham St Shelby, NC 28150. The Main Housing Office, serving Rutherford, Polk, and McDowell Counties, is located at 111 W Court St Rutherfordton, NC 28139 (the entrance is around back, at the parking lot between Rutherfordton Town Hall and the building – under the green awning).

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.