Housing Resources

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The Town of Cary is providing this housing resource guide as a service to its low to moderate-income citizens and to non-profit organizations that have occasional or frequent contact with persons in need of housing assistance.

Please note that the Town of Cary makes every effort to ensure accurate information is provided. However, the names, phone numbers and addresses of the organizations listed here may change occasionally over the years. Please direct any updates or corrections to:

Town of Cary Planning Department
c/o Housing Planner
316 N. Academy Street
P.O. Box 8005
Cary, NC 27513
(919) 469-4082

Homeownership Assistance

Wake County Supportive Housing Program
220 Swibourne Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 231-5962

Provides housing management services and educational seminars for low-income families to better manage their home finances and learn about home mortgages and financing.

Wake County Human Services
(919) 212-7000 (ext. 8 for housing)

This office provides a referral system to families in need of special living arrangements or housing services. No financial assistance is provided by this office.

DHIC Homeownership Center
113 South Wilmington St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 832-4345

The Downtown Housing Improvement Corporation (DHIC) offers a “one stop” service for first-time home buyers. Assistance consists of a short orientation session about the home buying process, workshops on finding the right home, applying for a mortgage, and providing individual counseling about credit problems.

Habitat for Humanity of Wake County
(919) 833-1999. ext. 2

Provides newly built homes for qualified families in which both volunteer labor and the assistance of the owner’s “sweat equity” is included in the construction of the home. Loans are provided at no interest into a revolving loan fund for additional homes to be built.

North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA)
(919) 877-5700

This self-supporting state agency helps make home ownership affordable for eligible home buyers in North Carolina - whether buying for the first time or moving up. Down payment assistance also is available, subject to lower income limits.

Passage Home Inc.
(919) 834-0666

Offers an educational program to help build homeownership responsibility through economic literacy training, credit counseling and savings plans. Qualified participants can also obtain matching funds for down payments and closing costs.

Nehemiah Program
(800) 853-1937

Offers eligible homebuyers 1 to 6 percent of the property’s sales price from a local mortgage company through a national non-profit program. Buyers must have good credit and have at least 1 percent of the sales price on hand. Completion of an on-line homeownership course is required. The seller must contribute 1 to 6 percent of the sales price to the Nehemiah Trust Fund.

White Oak Foundation, Inc.
(919) 362-6768

Offers counseling services focused on the total person with housing, social, economic and occupational programs that promote home ownership and economic self reliance.

Town of Cary Limited Housing Repair Program
(919) 380-2782

Funded under the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, this project provides eligible low and moderate-income homeowners with rehabilitation assistance on their homes for an amount of up to $20,000. Technically a deferred loan, there is no money owed by the homeowner and the deferred loan is forgiven and becomes a grant after five years. Eligible repairs include roofing, windows and doors, house siding, plumbing and electrical repairs, stairways, decks and porches, and other improvements on the existing housing structure.

Home Rental Assistance

Leased and Section 8 Housing
(919) 508-1105

Provides a list of affordable apartments for rent throughout Wake County and Raleigh. Also takes applications for the Section 8 Rental assistance program (leasing vouchers are provided in which the tenant pays a portion of the rent based on their income).

NOTE: Usually, all Section 8 vouchers are already given out based on the available budget. However, there is a waiting list for eligible applicants when a voucher becomes available. This waiting list is estimated at about two years.

(877) 428-8844

Renters can search this statewide service online for up-to-date property vacancies, maps, pictures and contact information. A bilingual call center is available to assist renters.

Affordable Apartments

The Grove at Cary Park 
4545 Cary Glen Blvd, Cary, NC 27519
(919) 481-2225
120 units, families and singles, all ages

Sedgebrook Apartments
Wrenn Drive, Cary, NC 27513
(919) 461-0468
32 affordable apartments, families and singles, all ages

Westwood Apartments
600 Glendon Way, Cary, NC 27513
(919) 460-0590
72 affordable units, families and singles, all ages

Affordable Senior Apartments in the Town of Cary

Types of Affordable Senior Apartments
There are two types of affordable housing for seniors in Cary – subsidized and tax credit properties. In each case, the property developers receive funding assistance to construct the apartments in exchange for agreeing to rent the units at affordable rates. There is a set income limit for seniors desiring to live in these units which can not be exceeded. These income limits are based on the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) median income for the area and is adjusted every few years.

Rent Amounts
For subsidized apartments, the rents are based on your total income with some allowances for medical expenses. For tax credit apartments, the rents are all the same, but there is usually a minimum and a maximum income range set for which all seniors must qualify. Some apartments have an age limit for seniors while others are open to all seniors.

Senior Housing

Cary Central Elderly Housing
122 South Harrison Avenue, Cary, NC 27513
(919) 469-4920
20 one-bedroom units for seniors aged 62 years and older

Highland Village
100 Highland Commons Court, Cary, NC 27513
(919) 463-7800

The Commons
68 units for seniors aged 55 years and older

The Manor
32 units for seniors aged 62 and older (rent and utilities based on 30 percent of senior’s income)

Weatherstone Springs
200 Weather Ridge Lane, Cary, NC 27513 (NW Maynard Rd)
(919) 469-5445, (919) 469-8820 (Fax)
72 one and two-bedroom rental apartments for seniors aged 55 years and older.

Non-Age Restricted Affordable Apartments

The Grove at Cary Park
4545 Cary Glen Blvd., Cary, NC 27519
(919) 481-2225
120 units, families and singles, all ages

Sedgebrook Apartments
Wrenn Drive, Cary, NC 27513
(919) 461-0468
32 affordable apartments, families and singles, all ages

Westwood Apartments
600 Glendon Way, Cary , NC 27513
(919) 460-0590
72 affordable units, families and singles, all ages

Retirement and Life Care Communities

Alterra Clare Bridge of Cary – 7870 Chapel Hill Road, (919) 844-2499

Carolina House of Cary – 111 MacArthur Drive, (919) 460-5959

Chatham Creek Rest Home – 809 W Chatham St., (919) 469-9309

Glenaire & Glenaire Nursing – 4000 Glenaire Circle, (919) 460-8095

HeartFields – 1050 Crescent Green Drive, (919) 852-5757

Parkway Retirement Center – 201 West High St., (919) 460-8644

Woodland Terrace – 300 Kildaire Woods Drive, (919) 465-0356

Nursing Homes

Cary Health and Rehabilitation Center – 6590 Tryon Road, (919) 851-8000

Adult Day Services (Daytime Care Only)

Cary Total Life Center – Cary Senior Center, Bond Park, (919) 462-3983

Total Life Center – 200 Meadow Drive, (919) 467-6906

Transitional And Emergency Housing

The Carying Place, Inc
(919) 462-0282

Offers a limited number of units for transitional housing for adults with developmental disabilities. They also offer counseling in budgeting and plans for eventual self sufficiency.

Cornerstone Center
220 Snow Avenue, Raleigh
(919) 212-7723

A multi-service center in downtown Raleigh which offers referrals, advice, and information regarding homeless shelters, mental health services, substance abuse services, food stamps and veteran’s affairs.

Dorcas Ministries
187 High House Road, Cary NC
(919) 469-1351

Provides crisis, financial and food assistance for low income families in Cary and Morrisville, emergency housing and case management in addition to training and scholarships.

602 Wade Avenue, Raleigh
(919) 828-7740 (24-hour crisis line)

A transitional temporary housing service for battered women, spouses, and children.

The Serving Cup
(919) 847-8183

Offers supportive housing services for adults with developmental disabilities in Wake County. This organization works in concert with the Ark of North Carolina and the Lutheran Family Service.

The Salvation Army
215 S Person Street, Raleigh
(919) 834-6733

Offers shelter and meals to the homeless, especially for women and their children.

Emergency Needs Organizations

Christian Community in Action (CCA)
1231 NE Maynard Road
(919) 469-9861

Includes the Dorcas Thrift Shop. Provides low cost items for clothing, household goods and help with rent and utilities in cases of temporary emergencies.

Helping Hand Mission of Cary
414-C Old Apex Road
(919) 481-1411

Provides low cost furnishings, food, and clothing for families in need.

Catholic Parish Outreach
2539-C Noblin Road, Raleigh
(919) 873-0245

Provides up to a week of groceries for periods of temporary emergencies. Also provides diapers and children’s and maternity clothes for needy families. Open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Goodwill Industries Thrift Shop
220 Kilmayne Drive, Cary
(919) 319-5558

Provides low cost furniture, clothes and other household items for persons of limited means to improve their home environment.