Housing is considered affordable when households spend less than 30 percent of their gross monthly income on shelter and utilities. Most IFC members can affordable to spend $231 - $605 on rent and utilities, which is well below market rate. IFC's housing support programs offer a combination of housing subsidy combined with varying levels of wrap-around support in order to help people get and keep housing in this community.
Permanent Supportive Housing
IFC uses federal funds to operate Permanent Supportive Housing, a best-practice housing-first model that provides permanent housing for people in our community who have multiple, complex barriers that have otherwise prevented access. Most PSH residents have experienced chronic homelessness. Case managers liaise with private landlords and neighbors in order to support the residents' transition to housing, ensure access to needed resources, and encourage integration into community life.
IFC partners with Community Home Trust to provide supportive case management to master-lease residents as part of this two-year local pilot project. Families contribute 30 percent of their income towards housing costs and a subsidy, funded by the Town of Chapel Hill, is layered on top to meet the full cost of rent.
IFC residents were instrumental in advocating for this program.