Affordable Housing Primer Chapter 1
What is Affordable Housing?
Housing is a basic human need. For many, including many persons with disabilities, finding quality, affordable housing is difficult. Various programs have been developed to help address the need for housing, but locating and understanding these programs and their requirements can be difficult.
This chapter focuses on the definitions of affordable housing and supportive housing, the need for more affordable housing, important housing agencies, and the need to continue to advocate for more affordable housing.
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To find your area’s median income, click here to go to the HUD Web site.
To learn more about North Carolina Housing Finance Agency click here
To find contact information for your local PHA click here.
To learn more about Rural Development’s programs, find contact information for your local Rural Development office by clicking here.