Creating Affordable Housing - Land Use Ordinance
There is a home for everyone in Carrboro. Carrboro is affordable, safe, and welcoming for all people who want to live in the community. The Town works to prevent displacement of existing residents, advances racial equity and accessible housing, and has a full range of affordable options for all life stages and types of households, particularly low- and moderate-income and historically disadvantaged households.
- Vision Statement for Affordable Housing, Carrboro Connects Comprehensive Plan.
The Town of Carrboro has a variety of tools to encourage the creation of affordable housing: the Affordable Housing Special Revenue Fund, special provisions within the Land Use Ordinance that will reduce development costs, the use of town-owned land, and community engagement.
For New Residential Developments
The Carrboro Town Council established as a policy goal that at least 15% of the housing units within all new residential developments (of 5 or more units) should consist of affordable housing units. To support this goal, the Town established provisions within the Land Use Ordinance to facilitate the development of affordable housing.
For questions, please contact Anne-Marie Vanaman, Interim Director, Housing and Community Services, 919-918-7438.
- 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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