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Mailing Address:

Valerie Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive Ste 1000
Charlotte, NC 28208


Office Location:

Valerie Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive Ste 1000
Charlotte, NC 28208

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Home Program
980-314-4663 (HOME)

​HOMES Program

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About the Program

The Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners recognizes that homeownership is the single most important investment that many residents make in their lifetime. The County is a diverse community that wants all its residents to thrive . One effect of a robust real estate market is that affordable housing becomes scarce and the rising costs to retain residences can outpace income growth. This grant program is designed to assist qualified residential homeowners with low to moderate income within Mecklenburg County to retain their homes by reducing the financial burden resulting from the robust real estate market. Please view the FAQs for additional information.

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Assistance Details


The Mecklenburg Board of Commissioners has appropriated funds to provide grants to qualifying residential homeowners. Grant funds will be paid to the Mecklenburg County Tax Collector, who will reduce the total amount of taxes due for qualifying recipient's primary residence. The amount granted will be equal to 25% of the Mecklenburg County tax amount on the last available tax bill, rounded to the nearest dollar, not to exceed $340.


Eligibility Requirements


The following criteria must be met in order to qualify for this program:

  • The property must be located within Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
  • The property must be the owner's legal primary residence at the time of application and consistently for the past three consecutive years as verified by recorded legal documents.
  • The resident grant recipient's name(s) must be on the recorded deed or title.
  • When the qualifying person's name is not on the deed but on a recorded life estate, the person may participate in the program.


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  • Ad valorem real estate taxes within the most recent consecutive three bills must be either paid in full or have no more than one bill of the three delinquent.
    • Grant funds will first be applied to the current year and any remaining grant amount will be applied to the delinquent prior year bill, if any.
    • In the instance when funds have been prepaid on the current year bill, the original amount of the current year bill is used to calculate the grant amount.
  • Properties with bills that are four or more years delinquent do not qualify.


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  • Household income must not exceed 80% of the area median income based on number of people in the family as set annually by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
  • Applicants will be required to indicate the number of persons that live in the household and provide proof of income.


Program Considerations – Ineligible applicants

  • Applicants must not be participants in any of the following programs:
    • City of Charlotte Aging in Place or Replacement Program
    • North Carolina Homestead Exclusion
    • North Carolina Property Tax Homestead Circuit Breaker
    • North Carolina Disabled Veterans Exclusion
    • North Carolina Present Use Value (PUV) Program
  • Must not have any encumbrance attached to or binding upon the property including prior year property taxes, pending legal action, easement disputes, or other such encumbrances.
  • Program recipients must apply for consideration annually.



Application Procedures


 The following procedures must be followed by applicants to be considered for the program:

Submit online form or postmark the application on or before Friday, November 19, 2021.


Applications may be obtained and completed utilizing one of the following options:

  • Online fillable application at DCR.MeckNC.gov/4HOMES
  • Paper application that can be printed from DCR.MeckNC.gov/4HOMES
  • Paper application that can be obtained from the Department of Community Resources at 3205 Freedom Drive Suite 1000, Charlotte, NC 28208, or County Assessor's Office located at 3205 Freedom Drive, Charlotte NC 28208.

The following documentation as of January 1, 2021, must accompany the application:

  • 2020 Federal Income Tax Return(s).
  • Applicants not required to file income tax returns must provide substitute documentation including, but not limited to, SSA-1099, W-2, 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, financial statements, and any other like documentation that fully reflects household income.
  • Signed program guidelines and terms


*Applications and accompanying documents are subject to program audit.

Paper applications must be mailed to:

      Department of Community Resources

      3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 1000

      Charlotte, N.C. 28208


Incomplete applications will not be approved; however, resubmissions may be considered if received on or before the deadline, subject to funding availability.

Funds will be granted in the order an approved application was received until program funds are exhausted.

Any unpaid balance that becomes delinquent, will be subject to enforced collection action.

This program has no effect on the Tax Collector's responsibility to collect the taxes owed.



Program Assistance


We are here to help you navigate the application process.

There are multiple ways to contact us:

  • Call us at 980-314-4663 (HOME)
  • Email us at 4homes@mecknc.gov
  • Visit us at DCR.MeckNC.gov/4HOMES     


It is the policy of Mecklenburg County not to discriminate on the basis of disability against any qualified individual. If you need this policy or information in an alternate format, please contact us.



Address

Mailing Address:

Valerie Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive Ste 1000
Charlotte, NC 28208


Office Location:

Valerie Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive Ste 1000
Charlotte, NC 28208

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Home Program
980-314-4663 (HOME)