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In September 2021, the North Carolina Office of Recovery & Resiliency (NCORR) engaged the Development Finance Initiative (DFI) at the UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Government to assist with the development of a strategy to expand and preserve housing choices for low- and moderate- income households in 23 counties. HUD identified 16 MID areas and the State identified an additional seven counties as Most Impacted and Distressed (MID) Areas following Hurricanes Matthew and Florence. According to HUD requirements, 80% of the Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds allocated to the State must be spent in these 16 HUD-identified MID counties, while NCORR policy considers the state-identified areas as additional recovery priorities.As part of that work, DFI is working to identify local and regional organizations such as community development corporations (CDCs), land trusts, small non-profit and for-profit developers, homebuilders, etc., with interest in and capacity to help expand affordable housing in their region. We are eager to hear from local organizations about opportunities for development.

If you are were unable to attend an input session in January, please complete the following input form to share more about your work and opportunities in these communities:

Presentations from the January 7 and January 10, 2022, input sessions:

DFI will be reaching out to organizations for one-on-one conversations in early February. To schedule a conversation, please email Sarah Odio at

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