Helping future homeowners, one step at a time

Consumers: Find a Specialist

If you are in the market for a home and need assistance, please contact one of our certified Workforce Housing Specialists. These real estate professionals have been trained to understand and address your housing needs in your specific geographic area. They have the expert knowledge about local and state resources and are uniquely qualified and highly motivated to help you find the house of your dreams.

If you are looking for local resources, you can view a list of HUD-approved housing counselor agencies in our state by searching by North Carolina.

Organizations: Learn about grants

Since 2004, NC REALTORS® Housing Foundation has awarded Matching Grants to qualifying housing nonprofits that partner with local REALTOR® associations in their community.  Since 2012, NC REALTORS® Housing Foundation has awarded Regional Project Grants to local REALTOR® associations that work to improve affordable housing in their community.

Communities: Disaster relief

Since 2004, NC REALTORS® Housing Foundation has aided deserving homeowners who have experienced the loss of their primary home because of natural disaster.  Learn more about our Community Investment.

Workforce Housing Specialists:  Downpayment Assistance

Attention Workforce Housing Specialists:  There is a Down Payment Assistance Program now available just for your clients who meet certain requirements.  The program is only available for clients of REALTORS® who are certified as Workforce Housing Specialists.   The program focuses on those critical neighborhood workers — such as teachers, firefighters and nurses – who don’t earn enough to afford the average-priced home in the community they serve.

NC Housing Foundation is offering a $1,000 down payment assistance grant for buyers that meet certain employment and income guidelines with other stipulations.

The requirements are the following:

  • Applicants must be employed by local, state or federal government, in the healthcare or education fields, or by 501(c)3 charitable organizations.
  • Household income limits apply (see income chart on application).
  • Buyer must be purchasing a primary residence.
  • One grant is allowed per household per transaction.
  • Buyer must complete a pre-purchase Homebuyer Education Program.
  • The grant is a gift and does not require repayment.
  • Buyers must be clients of a certified Workforce Housing Specialist, a certification program for REALTORS® with expert knowledge on the federal, state and local housing programs and resources available to serve workforce housing buyers earning less than the area median income.

Apply today!