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Approximately three-quarters of Cary residents own their home, a higher proportion than in the county or state. However, homes in Cary typically cost more. Higher prices and the escalating cost of land in Cary can preclude many people from having the opportunity to live here. Not only those on fixed incomes, such as the elderly and those looking to take their first step on the housing ladder, but also those in occupations such as nursing, retail service positions, mechanics, teachers, police, firefighters and construction workers. The Cary Community Plan explicitly recognizes the need to ensure that Cary remains an open, welcoming community with housing options available for all who want to make Cary their home. Whilst the Town of Cary does not provide housing directly, it works actively with others to promote this goal. The Town supports a variety of programs individually, and in partnership with local non-profit and other providers that seek to ensure that appropriate housing options are available for all. To learn more, see 2020 Affordable Housing Plan and the current Population Report and follow the links below for current Town of Cary initiatives.

Housing Programs

Affordable Housing
Neighborhood Improvement Grant Program
Housing Rehabilitation Program
Community Development Block Grant program
Minimum Housing


Julie Clifton, Administrative Assistant
Planning and Development Services
P.O. Box 8005
Cary, NC 27512-8005
(919) 460-4936



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