Chapel Hill Town Employee Housing Incentives

 A program to help Town of Chapel Hill Employees live in the community they serve.

Home buyer Assistance

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The Home Buyer Assistance Program is designed to help Town employees purchase homes in Chapel Hill through down payment and/or closing cost assistance. An employee can apply for up to $7,500 of assistance to purchase a home in Chapel Hill town limits. For more information, please click the program guidelines below.

Rental Assistance

The Rental Assistance Program is to assist employees secure rental housing in Chapel Hill. Employees can apply to the Town for a one-time payment from the Town of Chapel Hill for assistance with security deposits, utility connection fees, and other applicable fees:

  • Two-bedroom home or less maximum assistance: $1,480

  • Three-bedroom home maximum assistance: $1,860

  • Four or more bedrooms home maximum assistance: $2,050

For more information, please click the rental program guidelines below.

Income Eligibility

Curious if your household falls within the eligible incomes listed in the program guidelines? Check the below table to find area median income by household size:

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how to apply

Our application process is in partnership with local affordable housing provider Community Home Trust. You can fill out the Online Application on their website. Once you submit the application, Community Home Trust staff will be in touch to setup an appointment to learn more about your housing needs.

Note: Please ensure you answer ‘Yes’ to the following question on the first page of the application: “Is either applicant an employee of the Town of Chapel Hill?”. 

Next Steps After Application is Submitted to Community Home Trust:

  1. Submit Income Verification documentation

  2. Participate in a screening meeting with a Community Home Trust certified financial counselor

  3. Complete educational workshop or counseling session requirement

  4. Receive program approval

  5. Sign program agreement with Town staff 

  6. Provide documentation to Town staff

  7. Receive incentive payment

  8. Move to Chapel Hill!  Woohoo!

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Contact Us

To learn more about the program and how to apply, contact Nate Broman-Fulks, Affordable Housing Manager, at nbfulks@townofchapelhill.org or 919-969-5077.