What We Do
Mission and Vision
The North Carolina Housing Coalition is a private, non-profit membership organization. Our mission is to lead a movement to ensure that every North Carolinian has a home in which to live with dignity and opportunity. We envision that all North Carolina communities include an ample supply of quality affordable homes.
We work with all people and organizations interested in housing, listen to a variety of viewpoints and seek common goals.
We recognize that there are competing viewpoints on many issues but work to listen respectfully and build bridges to support our mission.
Our positions are evidence-based.
We work on the forefront of all issues related to our mission.
We seek meaningful partnerships on every initiative we undertake.
Resource and Referral – We respond to numerous calls and emails from people across the state who need affordable housing. We provide them with information on how to find housing in their community.
Technical Assistance/Outreach – We provide guidance and instruction to groups across the state to help build local housing coalitions. We also organize Foreclosure Prevention Workshops, Fair Housing Workshops and are developing a Housing Communications Workshop. Additionally, we administer the Carolina Homeless Information Network (CHIN), a system designed to help determine an unduplicated count of homeless individuals in NC.
Advocacy – We champion affordable housing at the state and federal legislatures. We also encourage and empower local citizens to advocate to their city and county governments.
Clearinghouse for Data, Statistics, Best Practices and Research – We collect, analyze and disseminate the most up-to-date information on affordable housing. We include this in our twice-monthly e-newsletter and archive it on our website.
Specific programs of the Coalition include:
- CHIN (Carolina Homeless Information Network): CHIN is a program of the NC Housing Coalition to bring about a statewide information database of homeless service providers. This program serves local agency record-keeping needs as well as provide local, regional, and statewide unduplicated demographic data about the state's homeless population for the first time. To learn more about CHIN, visit their website.
- Tenant Resource Network (TRN): NCHC administers the Tenant Resource Network (TRN) program to assist, inform, educate and engage tenants living in eligible Section 8-assisted properties at risk of losing affordability protections or project-based rental assistance. NCHC works with families who are at greatest risk of being priced out of their rental market and empowers families living in HUD-assisted housing, giving them the information and options they need to stay in their homes.