Resources for Homeowners & Renters

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The City of Charlotte supports those working to become homeowners and homeowners needing special assistance by providing services directly and partnering with area nonprofit organizations.

Does your family need assistance with housing? Call 2-1-1 or visit the 2-1-1 website.

Partner Resources


Looking to purchase a home? Check out our homeownership page for information about available resources and financial assistance for eligible homebuyers.


Housing Rehabilitation Programs

The City of Charlotte offers many resources for homeowners and renters to help keep housing safe.

Safe Home Rehabilitation

The Safe Home Housing Rehabilitation Program provides deferred loans to low-income homeowners to address needed home repairs. The program seeks to correct code and incipient violations (items in a house that will need to be repaired or replaced in two to three years) and make general property improvements.  The program serves single-family owner-occupied dwellings.


  • Residences located within Charlotte city limits
  • Single-family homeowners occupying the home, with incomes under 60 percent of the area median income
  • Application Period: Oct. 1 - Nov. 27

Cover letter for Safe Home & LeadSafe Charlotte(PDF, 233KB)

Information and Assistance Policy(PDF, 253KB)


LeadSafe Charlotte

If your home was built before 1978, you should have your home tested. All children should be tested for lead poisoning at the discretion of their physician. Contact the LeadSafe Charlotte Hotline at 704-336-2114 to see if you qualify for free testing and free blood testing for children enrolled in our program. Applicants eligible for assistance under the LeadSafe Charlotte must:

  • Own in a dwelling that was built before 1978
  • Have a household income that does not exceed 80 percent of the area median income for the household size (occupant income is evaluated to determine eligibility for rental properties)
  • Have a child under the age of six residing or visiting in the home more than six hours a week (owner occupied units) or are currently pregnant
  • Rental units are not required to have children under six present, however, upon unit turnover, the property owner must commit to making the unit available to families with children under six

When funding is available, LeadSafe Charlotte provides grants to assist low-income homeowners with addressing unsafe lead paint conditions that pose a potential health hazard to young children. The program is designed to assist owners of single and multi-family dwellings and investor owners of properties with two or more bedrooms. Some of the services we offer for those who qualify:

  • Free lead inspections at your home
  • Free blood testing of children (finger stick)
  • Free remediation of lead hazards at your home or rental property

Safe Home Emergency Repair

The Safe Home Emergency Repair Program is designed to address immediate threats to the health and safety of residents of single-family housing which resulted from a system failure. Funding is provided in the form of a grant to the homeowner, and no liens or deed restrictions are placed on the property.

Requirements for designation as an emergency repair

ERP is intended to make immediate repairs to an essential system so that the homeowner may continue to reside in his/her home. ERP is not designed to address all housing code issues; however, the funded repair will be performed in compliance with housing codes.


Emergency repair eligibility requirements

  • The emergency needs to have occurred within the last 72 hours
  • The cost of the emergency repair does not exceed $10,000
  • The homeowner must be either 62 years of age or older or disabled with documented proof of disability income.
  • The homeowner must occupy the property to be repaired as his/her principal residence and must have lived in the home for a minimum of 6 months.
  • The homeowner must provide proof of income for all residents over 18, and the household income must earn at or below 60% of the Area Median Income as defined HUD.
  • The homeowner must provide all documentation requested within 10 business days of the initial request from the city.
  • The homeowner must make the property accessible to the city upon request and within 48 hours of the request for assistance.
  • The home must not be in danger of foreclosure.
  • All household member 18 years and older must sign the application stating they cannot afford to make the repairs independently.


How do I apply?

Contact Alexis McDaniels at or 704-336-7844 to get prequalified.



2024 Healthy Homes Calendar Contest

Calling young artists! HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) is looking for artists around the country to participate in the 2024 Healthy Homes Calendar Contest. The calendar will be a 12-month calendar highlighting the “8 Principles of a Healthy Home”. We invite children grades Kindergarten through 6th to complete and submit a drawing or picture following one of the eight principles of a healthy home; essentially: what does a healthy and safe home mean to them.

Rental Opportunities

The City of Charlotte provides funding to support the development of new and renovated affordable housing units. Below is a listing of some of our Housing Trust Fund funded developments. For more information, please contact the leasing agent listed below.

All of the properties below have units available for rent. This page is updated regularly.

City Funded Housing

Evoke Living at Westerly Hills
5004 Evoke Living Lane 
Charlotte NC 28206
(980) 710-4085
Nusbaum Property Mgmt
Rent Range: 

Sundale Flats
2019 Aberdale Farm Ln 
Charlotte, NC 28213
(833) 274-8734
NRP Group
Rent Range: $425-$1350

Avion Point
2335 W Tyvola Road 
Charlotte, NC 28217
(704) 274-2700
Gateway Management Co
Rent Range: 
$625 - $1,600

Avion Point Seniors
2340 Apex Landing Way 
Charlotte, NC 28217
(980) 218-0600
Gateway Management Co
Rent Range: 
$789 - $948

Evoke Living at Arrowood
325 West Arrowood Road
(980) 319-8528
S. L. Nusbaum Realty Co

The Volaire Apartments
3902 West Tyvola
Charlotte, NC 28208

 The Oliver
3020 Gloryland Ave
Charlotte, NC 28213
(704) 561-6011
Bell Partners
Rent Range: 
$1193 - $1741

Gilfield Park Seniors Apartments
5915 Beatties Ford Rd
Charlotte, NC 28216