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The mission of the North Carolina Housing Coalition is to lead a movement to ensure that every North Carolinian has a home in which to live with dignity and opportunity. The Coalition meets its mission by convening, resourcing, and mobilizing affordable housing professionals, communities, impacted by a lack of affordability, and the broader public to pursue policies at the local, state, and federal levels that improve the supply, quality, and access of affordable housing in North Carolina.

The Coalition’s work to bring about needed policy changes focuses on the following priorities:

  • Advocate for reliable, dedicated, and coordinated public resources that meet the scale of the housing need.  
  • Promote equitable access to housing and opportunity that reckons with our long history of racist housing policies and practices.
  • Ensure that local policies facilitate an adequate supply of quality housing accessible across a community’s income spectrum.
  • Support housing policies and resources that keep families in their homes and allow communities to thrive.

This agenda setting process began in March of 2020 with the formation of a Policy Committee. In several meetings, the first of which was held the last day before North Carolina went under stay-at-home orders, this committee helped us to build a framework to set and to shift priorities as we face any challenges that may arise. This agenda was approved by the NCHC board of directors in December of 2020. 

NC Housing Coalition Policy Committee Members

Gregg Warren
DHIC, Retired

Sarah Grymes

Sofia Crisp
Housing Consultants Group, NCHC Board Member

Denise Neunaber
NC Coalition to End Homelessness

Karen Kennedy
City of Sanford

Terry Bellamy
Madison County

Greg Kirkpatrick
Habitat for Humanity NC

Matt Whittle
Habitat for Humanity – Goldsboro/Wayne

Robin Merrell
Pisgah Legal Services, NCHC Board Chair

Jason Gray
NC Rural Center

Nikitra Bailey
Center for Responsible Lending, NCHC Board Member

Rochelle Sparko
Center for Responsible Lending

Adam Sotak
NC Child

Whitney Tucker
NC Child

Bill Rowe
NC Justice Center

Stephen Sills
UNCG Center for Housing & Community Studies

Bob Kucab
NCHFA, Retired

Mark Shelburne

John Stokes

Joanna LeClair
Wells Fargo, NCHC Board Member

Tamika Bowers
Wells Fargo

Sallie Surface

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