Community Resources

House Hands

The resources below are the Town of Carrboro’s partner government and nonprofit agencies who can help locate affordable housing, provide financial assistance or counseling, or make critical repairs if you own your home.

The OC Connect database can help locate additional community services and assistance throughout Orange County. 

The OC Resource Guide provides an array of resources for housing, human services, and general wellbeing. (OC Resource Guide en Español)

 Crisis - Housing

People in housing crisis can call the Housing Helpline, 919-245-2655, or email 

Emergency Housing Assistance for Orange County residents may be available for eligible households.

Help with Rent, Eviction and Housing

Critical Repairs, Weatherization, Disability Accommodations

Orange County Home Preservation Coalition (including application)

The Orange County Home Preservation Coalition (OCHPC) is a collaborative of organizations (noted below) that provide home repairs and modifications to Orange County residents.

Central Piedmont Community Action

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County

Handy Helpers (Orange County Department on Aging)

Hope Renovations

Orange County Urgent Repair

Rebuilding Together of the Triangle

Financial Assistance and/or Counseling

Community Empowerment Fund


Interfaith Council

Marian Cheek Jackson Center for Saving and Making History

Orange County Department of Social Services 

Orange County Housing and Community Development

Self-Help Credit Union


Community Empowerment Fund 

Interfaith Council

Orange County Housing & Homelessness Resource Guide 

Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness


Community Home Trust

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County

Senior Housing Guide - Orange County

Rental Housing

Current rental rates affordable to households earning 100% of the area median income ($86,400 for a family of 4) range from $1,512 for a 1 bedroom unit to $2,160 for a 4 bedroom unit.  Households earning less than 100% AMI face a much harder time finding units that are affordable to them.  The Housing Opportunity Finder can assist in the search. In addition to nonprofit affordable housing providers, it also includes existing apartment complexes, many of which offer lower rents.

Carolina Spring (Seniors 55+ and a Low-Income Tax Credit Property)

CASA (including Club Nova apartments)

Community Empowerment Fund

Community Home Trust

Covenant Place (Seniors 62+ and a HUS 202 Property)



Housing Opportunity Finder

Orange County Home Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)

Senior Housing Guide - Orange County

Town of Chapel Hill Public Housing Program (the Oakwood neighborhood is located within Carrboro)

Weaver Community Housing Association

Services for Seniors and their Families

The Orange County Community Resource Guide Database lists local services and resources for older adults and their families. OC Resource Guide

Services to Support Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors

On November 18th, 2014 the Town Council passed the Resolution Supporting and Welcoming Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors Fleeing Violence in their Home Countries. This resolution affirmed that Carrboro is a welcoming community for minors seeking refuge from violence in their home countries and is a welcoming community for the sponsors of these minors.

Orange County Health Department

Orange County Services for Refugee Clients:  English I Karen I Burmese

Guía de Recursos de Salud para Latinos en el Condado de Orange

Refugee Community Partnership