Projects & Reports
For the past three years, TJCOG has helped lead a county-wide effort on behalf of Chatham County and the towns of Goldston, Pittsboro, and Siler City to understand affordable housing needs; provide data and analysis on the county’s housing stock, inventory, and market; and offer county-wide and community-specific policy recommendations and strategies to implement and improve housing for county residents. While many projects and policy changes have resulted from the effort, most notable is the creation of a Housing Trust Fund by Chatham County which has awarded funds to one property for the development of affordable units.
On behalf of three counties in the Triangle region, TJCOG serves as administrator of funding from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency for home repair to low-income homeowners looking to make repairs or accessibility modifications to their homes. Previously, these programs were administered by individual counties. By moving administration to the regional council, the program is streamlined, duplication across individual local governments is reduced, and homeowners can utilize a one-stop-shop for the funding.