Below is a list of the major state and nonprofit agencies with housing responsibilities or a housing mission operating in Cary or on a county-wide basis. This compilation of resources is offered in an advisory capacity only for those seeking further information on housing options and services in Cary.
Wake County Supportive Housing Program
220 Swinburne Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 231-9379 Wake County Supportive Services
Provides housing management services and educational seminars for low-income families to better manage their home finances and learn about home mortgages and financing. Supportive housing combines support services with housing to offer tenants a wide range of services.
Services offered through Supportive Housing include but are not limited to:
- Assistance with budgeting and credit repair
- Access with employment agencies
- Daily living skills training – meal preparation, housekeeping, developing support networks and socialization
- Coordination of medical and health services when necessary
- Counseling and support in achieving self-identified goals
- Assistance in meeting lease obligations and complying with house rules
- Referrals to other services or programs
- Referrals for housing
- Housing educational workshops
Wake County Human Services
Homeless Services in Wake County
South Wilmington Street Center
For men experiencing homelessness, Wake County operates the South Wilmington Street Center. It is the largest of the city's eight homeless shelters, and is located at 1420 S. Wilmington St., Raleigh, NC 27603.
Centralized Housing Intake for Single Women, Families and Youth
For women, families and youth, several nonprofits offer homeless shelters and rapid rehousing services. Placement into these programs is handled through a coordinated intake process. Contact an intake worker by dialing (919) 861-1195.
Cornerstone Day Services
Wake County operates Cornerstone, a day center that provides services to persons experiencing homelessness, including basic need items, showers, telephone access, mail access, traveler's aid, financial assistance, mental health treatment, substance abuse treatment, veteran services, information and referral, and assistance in applying for mainstream resources. Cornerstone offers intensive, community-based services targeted to each person experiencing chronic homelessness. Chronic homelessness is defined as unaccompanied disabled individuals who have been homeless for at least a year or who have had four or more episodes of homelessness within the past three years. These individuals are also coping with severe mental illness, chemical dependence or other disabilities.
In Cary, affordable apartments are provided by a variety of no-profit providers and through the private sector. Listed below are some of the affordable apartments that have been developed with public subsidy. Generally these apartments have a minimum and a maximum income range set for which applicants must qualify. Some apartments have an age limit for seniors while others are open to all ages.
There is a set income limit for seniors desiring to live in these units which cannot be exceeded. These income limits are based on the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) median income for the area and are adjusted every few years.
Cary Central Elderly Housing 20 one-bedroom units for seniors aged 62 years and older
122 South Harrison Avenue, Cary, NC 27513
Highland Village which includes:
Highland Commons – 68 units for seniors aged 55 years and older
Highland Manor – 32 units for seniors aged 62 and older (rent and utilities based on
30% of income)
100 Highland Commons Court, Cary, NC 27513
Weatherstone Spring –72 units for seniors 55 and older
200 Weather Ridge Lane, Cary, NC 27513 (off NW Maynard Road)
Willow Creek – 53 Units for seniors 55 and older
2000 Golden Willow Court, Cary, NC 27519
Non-Age Restricted Affordable Apartments
The Grove at Cary Park – 120 units, families and singles, all ages
4545 Cary Glen Blvd., Cary, NC 27519
Sedgebrook Apartments – 32 affordable units, families and singles, all ages
Wrenn Drive, Cary, NC 27513
Westwood Park Apartments - 72 affordable units, families and singles, all ages
600 Glendon Way, Cary NC 27513
Retirement and Life Care Communities
Brookdale Cary – 7870 Chapel Hill Road, Cary, NC 27513
Brookdale MacArthur Park – 111 MacArthur Drive, Cary, NC 27519
Chatham Creek Rest Home – 809 W Chatham St., Cary, NC 27513
Glenaire & Glenaire Nursing – 4000 Glenaire Circle, Cary, NC 27513
HeartFields – 1050 Crescent Green Drive, Cary, NC 27513
Phoenix Assisted Care – 201 West High St., Cary, NC 27513
Sunrise of Cary – 1206 West Chatham St, Cary, NC 27513
Woodland Terrace - 300 Kildaire Woods Drive, Cary, NC 27513
Cary Health and Rehabilitation Center – 6590 Tryon Road, Cary, NC 27513
Adult Day Services (Daytime Care Only)
Cary Total Life Center – Cary Senior Center, Bond Park, Cary, NC 27519
The Glade at Glenaire – 5000 Glenhope Court Cary, NC 27511
Transitional and Emergency Housing Assistance
The Carying Place, Inc
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.
Provides crisis, financial and food assistance for low income families in Cary and Morrisville, emergency housing advice and case management in addition to training and scholarships. Includes the Dorcas Thrift Shop. Provides low cost items for clothing, household goods and help with rent and utilities in cases of temporary emergencies.
The White Oak Foundation
Provides crisis, financial and food assistance for low income families in Cary and Chatham & Durham counties. Provides emergency housing advice and case management in addition to training and scholarships.
Other Housing Websites & Resource Links
A free housing locator service available to consumers looking for affordable rental housing. This site allows you to search by entering specific criteria designed to enhance your search.
A website that allows you to search for listings of apartments, mobile homes, duplexes and single-family units. This includes Section 8 properties and assisted living facilities, as well as market-rate housing.
If you have a Section 8 voucher and are having a difficult time locating housing, check out GoSection8.com, which provides a list of properties that will accept Section 8.
Town of Cary Affordable Housing
Provides a list of Tax Credit, subsidized and senior properties available in the Town of Cary.
City of Raleigh Rental Housing
If you live in Wake County and make less than 50% of the area median income, you may qualify for housing with the City of Raleigh. They offer a variety of houses and apartments at affordable rental rates.
HUD – Subsidized Housing list
HUD - The Department of Housing and Urban Development provides a list of apartments based on 30% of income for families and individuals with very limited income. Visit their website for qualifying information and availability.
NCHFA - North Carolina Housing Finance Agency
The NCHFA website offers information about housing, renters' rights and responsibilities, fair housing laws and housing search options. Down payment assistance may also be available, subject to income limits.
CASA offers housing to meet the needs of persons with disabilities or who may be facing homelessness. CASA programs are designed to help these individuals overcome the challenges they face.
Resources for Seniors
Resources for Seniors offers information about senior housing, retirement communities, assisted living, nursing homes and much more.
North Carolina Housing Coalition (NCHC)
The NCHC will listen and help determine your housing options, but they do not provide housing or financial assistance; however, they do list housing resources and can refer you to organizations that provide housing.
DHIC Homeownership Center
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
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.
White Oak Foundation, Inc.
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
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. Technically a deferred loan, there is no money owed by the homeowner and the deferred loan is forgiven and becomes a grant after a maximum period of 10 years. At the expiration of that period the loan is forgiven. Examples of eligible repairs include roofing, windows and doors, structure siding, plumbing and electrical repairs, stairways, decks and porches, and other improvements on the existing housing structure.
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.
Planning and Development Services Department
316 N. Academy Street
P.O. Box 8005
Cary, NC 27513