Housing Locational Policy
The Affordable Housing Location Guidelineshelp guide the selection of housing investments that create or preserve affordable rental housing and workforce rental housing in areas:
- Near employment centers,
- Near commercial, recreational, and social centers,
- Near existing and proposed transit services,
- In Center City, and
- In neighborhoods experiencing rapid demographic change.
Pursuant to the adopted guidelines, each applicable multi-family rental development seeking local, state, or federal funding shall undergo site scoring to evaluate the following:
- Proximity – Evaluates the proximity of the proposed development to transit services and various amenities.
- Income Diversity – Evaluates the unit mix of the proposed development and overall income level of the surrounding community.
- Access – Evaluates access to jobs based on commute times by transit and automobile.
- Neighborhood Change – Evaluates change that is currently occurring in the community in which the proposed development is located or that is projected to do so.
The following multi-family developments shall be exempt from these guidelines:
- All 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credit developments awarded by the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency
- Developments for senior citizens or the disabled
- Any multi-family rental development with less than 24 units
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