Welcome to DHIC
DHIC, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of high-quality housing communities in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina. We offer housing opportunities where individuals, families and seniors can thrive by living in safe, beautifully designed communities that remain affordable and feature a wealth of resident services. Our Homeownership Center serves a vital role in the Raleigh community with a wide range of homebuyer education and counseling services.
NeighborhoodLIFT available in Raleigh-Durham
NeighborhoodLIFT is available in Raleigh-Durham! NeighborhoodLIFT is a national down payment assistance program sponsored by Wells Fargo and NeighborWorks® America. It provides eligible homebuyers with matching funds up to $7,500 to use toward down payment and closing costs on qualified homes. Interested? Learn more.
Focus on Raleigh
Of all the reasons Raleigh, N.C. is attractive to affordable housing developers, none may be more important that this: A friendly city government.
“Raleigh is very supportive,” said Gregg Warren, President of DHIC, a nonprofit affordable housing developer in Raleigh that has built more than 1,400 low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) apartments in the area. “One of the City Council’s highest priorities is affordable housing. It’s a good place if you’re looking for civic support.”
The council last year approved a 1-cent-per-$100-valuation increase in property tax rate, which goes to expanding the city’s affordable housing program. And help doesn’t just come from the city.
“The county has launched an affordable housing plan and that’s a good thing,” said Larry Jarvis, director of housing and neighborhoods for Raleigh. “Most counties don’t think of that as a one of their roles.”
Investing In The Future With Homeownership
Homeownership remains the bedrock of the American Dream and the foundation for strong, viable communities and neighborhoods. DHIC’s Homeownership Center serves as a one-stop resource to help first-time buyers. We have helped more than 700 area residents become mortgage ready, and provide lender and realtor options as well as obtain access to down-payment assistance programs such as those offered through the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency and the City of Raleigh.
Visit our Homeownership Center page to learn about all of your options.