Housing Resources

The Arc of NC's Current Housing Vacancies (vacancies for both those with intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as mental illness)

The Arc of North Carolina is a leader in the state in providing housing options and property management services to North Carolinians with disabilities. Through our Housing Resource Coordinators (contact information below), The Arc provides assistance to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families in locating housing that meets their needs. The Arc of North Carolina’s A Closer Look at Housing Choices: A Housing Resource Guide for People with Developmental Disabilities is an invaluable tool in learning about the myriad of housing options across the state.

Since 1978, in an effort to provide alternatives to large institutions, The Arc of North Carolina has developed over 240 residences that are operated in partnership with local organizations. These residences include group homes, small apartment buildings, duplexes and condominiums, together serving more than 1300 residents. Through the housing program, The Arc of North Carolina has helped countless individuals with I/DD move from housing that is more restrictive to homes where they can achieve greater independence and have more opportunities.

Opening Doors Initiative
In 2005, The Arc of North Carolina launched the Opening Doors Initiative to increase the range of self-determined housing options available in the community with appropriate in-home support. Central to this initiative are three regional Housing Resource Service Coordinators who are tasked with promoting self-determined housing choices through education and training, community outreach and partnership building, and the development of new housing stock.

The goals of the Opening Doors Initiative are to:

  • Collaborate regionally with housing and disability stakeholders to advocate for increased access to existing housing resources.
  • Promote and/or participate in the development of new resources and innovative housing opportunities. This includes the production of rental housing stock, as well as advocating for rental subsidies and homeownership assistance programs for people with disabilities.
  • Assist individuals with I/DD and their families by offering workshops and one-on-one assistance on housing options and navigating the housing system to fulfill their housing dreams.

Housing Resource Service Coordinators

Nicole Kiefer, Asst. Director of Housing Resources and Central Regional Coordinator
nkiefer@arcnc.org    
343 East Six Forks Rd., Suite 320, Raleigh, NC  27609 
Office: 1-800-662-8706 or 919-782-4632
Serving: Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Franklin, Granville, Guilford, Halifax, Iredell, Johnston, Orange, Person, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Yadkin Counties

Freda Taylor, Southern Piedmont and Western Housing Resource Services Coordinator
ftaylor@arcnc.org
6769 Albemarle Rd., Suite C, Charlotte, NC  28212
Cell:  704-564-1964
Serving: Alexander, Alleghany, Anson, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Davidson, Gaston, Graham, Harnett, Haywood, Henderson, Hoke, Jackson, Lee, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Montgomery, Moore, Polk, Randolph, Richmond, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly, Swain, Transylvania, Union, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey Counties

Joanne Cain, Eastern Housing Resource Services Coordinator 
jcain@arcnc.org
5041 New Centre Drive Suite 100, Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: 910-791-9022
Serving: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland, Tyrell, Washington, Wayne and Wilson Counties

For more information about The Arc’s Housing Resource and Development Services contact:
Housing Resource Services
343 East Six Forks Rd., Suite 320,
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919)782-4632 or 1-800-662-8706