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.

Continuing to Create Communities


The master plan for the redevelopment of Washington Terrace was vetted to the public in December, 2015, and received an enthusiastic nod of approval from the community.  The year-long master planning process included current residents, neighbors, community stakeholders, and civic and non-profit leaders and involved a number of public meetings, design charrettes, drop-in sessions, one-on-one stakeholder meetings, peer-to-peer meetings, and resident-only information sessions.

Phase I will result in 162 apartments for families, a new community center with a children’s play area and recreation space, a community garden, and a child care center.  Many residents asked for other amenities such as washer/dryer hook-ups, energy-efficient appliances, and better street lighting, which have been included in the building plans.  This initial phase of new construction was named The Village at Washington Terrace by popular vote at one of the public planning meetings held in 2015.  See a rendering of the Master Plan for Washington Terrace.

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.