Housing Tips

Housing instability encompasses a number of challenges that impact an individual’s physical and mental health. Often, it can be difficult to locate places that can help. Here is a list of housing resources and services available for people of Wake County and the triangle region.

Access Hub for Raleigh/Wake County

One-stop access referral helpline to find help with emergency shelters, street outreach, and financial assistance programs to prevent homelessness.

Walk-in service:
1430 S. Wilmington St
Raleigh, NC 27603
Office hours: Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm
(919) 443-0096

Coordinated Entry contacts for all NC counties
https://www.ncdhhs.gov/coordinated-entry-community-contacts- countyxlsx/open

Wake County DSS Raleigh

Emergency housing and shelter information.

220 Swinburne Road
Raleigh, NC 27620
(919) 212-7000

Triangle Family Services

Provides rental and deposit assistance for qualified applicants in Wake County.

937 Western Blvd.
Raleigh, NC
(919) 821-0790

Oak City Cares

Provides connections to housing assistance and community resources. Assessment for and connection with medical, mental health, and substance use care.

Access to showers, laundry facilities, computers, phones, and meals.

Walk-in services available
1430 S. Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
(984) 344-9599 (Select option 4)

North Carolina Finance Agency

Provides foreclosure counseling and fraud prevention.


Specialized and affordable housing to the Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh homeless population.

624 W Jones St.
Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 754-9960
Office Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm

Dorcas Ministries

Provides assistance with rent and utilities.

1231 NE Maynard Rd.
Cary, NC 27511
Office hours: Mon-Fri, 10am-1pm
(919) 469-1351

Salvation Army of Wake County

Financial help for rent, housing expenses, utilities.
By Appointment Only: call on Fridays between 8am-9am. View weblink for details and requirements.

215 S. Person St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 834-6733

NC 1st Home Advantage Down Payment

3508 Blush Street
Raleigh, NC 27605
(919) 877-5700

Depending on eligibility, can provide up to $8,000 for assistance on making a down payment when buying a home.

Homeownership Program

(919) 744-2436 or (919) 833-1999
Teaches successful home ownership and finances as well as helps with affordable homebuilding.

Urban Ministries of Wake County

Open Door Clinic for people with no health insurance.
Provides a food pantry, rent and utilities assistance, and prescription assistance.
1390 Capital Blvd, Raleigh 27603
(919) 834-4707

Wake Network of Care

Resource page for eviction prevention, eviction mediation services, relocation and rental assistance, and case management. Additional resource lists for furniture and household goods, housing expense/rent assistance, first time home buyers/sweat equity programs, and more.


Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers

900 Haynes Street
Raleigh, NC 27604
(919) 831-8300

Federal program that offers assistance to low-income families, the elderly, and disabled to pay for housing.


For those in need of housing assistance due to homelessness.

Call 211

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