Housing Counseling Services

Low Income LimitsAre you, or someone you know, finding it difficult to purchase or make payments on a home? If so, we’d like to help.

The Town of Wake Forest, in partnership with DHIC (formerly Downtown Housing Improvement Corporation), is now offering free homeownership counseling services.



To qualify, you must be a resident and earn less than 80% of the area median income (AMI) according to the provided chart.

If you are unsure whether you qualify, please contact Antoine Jordan at 919-435-9581.


Free Services Offered

Pre-Purchase & Post-Purchase Counseling

Counselors walk clients through each step from qualifying for a mortgage to closing on a home. Credit, budget, income, and savings are reviewed, and a strategy is implemented to help the client reach their goal of homeownership.

Financial Capability Counseling

Clients are provided with detailed credit and budget counseling. The Counselor assigns client tasks and encourages accountability. This service is for clients who may not be interested in homeownership or may be more than one year away from homeownership.

Homebuyer Workshop

This 8-hour workshop is based on a comprehensive curriculum developed by NeighborWorks® America and is delivered by DHIC and guest speakers. Currently the workshop is offered in two, four-hour virtual sessions on two consecutive Saturdays. Classes are offered monthly. Workshop schedule is listed on the DHIC website.


About DHIC, Inc.

Established in 1974, DHIC, Inc. (formerly Downtown Housing Improvement Corporation) is a non-profit organization and chartered member of NeighborWorks® America. The mission of DHIC is building high quality affordable housing in the Research Triangle region of North Carolina.

DHIC provides the following core services to ensure communities are diverse, economically vibrant, and affordable through: development of rental apartments for working families and seniors with limited incomes; homeownership counseling, education and down payment assistance programs; construction of affordable homes for sale to first-time homebuyers; and community services that promote healthy neighborhoods, develop resident leadership, encourage resident self-sufficiency and connection to community resources.

Housing Counseling Services
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