Workforce Housing Program Overview

This program is limited to NC REALTORS® members. If REALTOR® members of another state association want to take advantage of Work Force Housing Program benefits for their North Carolina clients, they may join NC REALTORS® as a secondary member.

How We Help Homebuyers

Home – for most of us, it’s the center of our lives. But for many hardworking families, the American Dream of homeownership is out of reach because they don’t earn enough to afford an average-priced home in their community. Our programs focus on those critical workers — such as teachers, firefighters and nurses – who don’t earn enough to afford the average-priced home in the community they serve.

That’s where NC REALTORS® Housing Foundation comes in. We bridge this gap with educational programs, housing resources, and downpayment assistance that help more North Carolinians affordably purchase a home of their own. If you’re looking for help to become a homeowner or for someone to point you in the right direction, you’ve come to the right place.


As a REALTOR®, you know that many workers in critical service and healthcare occupations still do not earn enough to afford the median-priced home in the community they serve. When vital workers can live in the communities they serve, the community benefits from a higher quality of life.

If you’re looking to make a lasting difference in your community, NC REALTORS® Housing Foundation certifies REALTORS® as Workforce Housing Specialists so that these real estate professionals can better understand the important issues and economic barriers facing those entering the housing market.

Our Impact
  • $1.5 Million

    In community investment across the state of North Carolina
  • $130,000

    Given through down payment assistance
  • $647,000+

    Total investment including contributions together with local REALTORS