Carrboro is dedicated to providing opportunities for safe, decent and affordable housing for all residents, at any income level.
The Affordable Housing Goals & Strategies document guides the Town's work toward creating and preserving housing in Carrboro that is affordable to households earning 80% of the area median income or less. Affordability is defined as spending no more than 30% of household income on housing costs, including utilities.
2023 Income Limits
Affordable Housing Goals & Strategies
Progress Toward Goals
The Town of Carrboro has a goal to add 85 units for homeownership and 470 rental units, for a combined total of 555 affordable units, by 2024. As of July 2022, the Town has met 82% of its goal.
- Can the Town help if my landlord won’t make necessary repairs?
The Town has limited authority to intercede in disputes between tenants and landlords, but can assist in assessing the condition of the rental unit if a housing code violation is suspected. Contact Town of Carrboro Housing and Community Services if you are having trouble with your housing situation.
- My landlord is . . . threatening eviction, discriminating against me, refusing to return my security deposit, etc. What can I do?
Email HousingHelp@orangecountync.gov if you are experiencing a housing crisis.
Know your rights.
If you believe you’ve experienced housing discrimination, think you are being discriminated against, contact the Orange County Human Rights & Relations department, 919-245-2487 or Human_Relations@orangecountync.gov
- Where can I find affordable housing in Carrboro?
If you’re looking for an affordable apartment, The Housing Opportunity Finder can assist in the search. In addition to properties owned by nonprofit affordable housing providers, it also includes existing apartment complexes, many of which offer lower rents.
If you’re looking for affordable homeownership, the Town has compiled a list of nonprofit affordable housing providers, who not only provide housing affordability, but also ensure the property remains affordable well into the future. Many of the nonprofits listed also own and manage rental homes and apartments.
The Town’s Community Resources page can also point you to other housing-related resources.
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