The Housing Specialist assists providers and agencies in the community in helping consumers locate affordable housing, housing resources, support services, and in negotiating reasonable accommodations. The Housing Specialist co-chairs the Bi-Monthly Housing Support Committee Meetings to collaborate with community partners, the Eastern Targeting Unit Coordinator with DHHS, and the DHHS Field Operations Manager in efforts to help consumers access the affordable housing and support services they need. The Housing Specialist serves as the local lead agency for the Targeted Units/Key program in Johnston County.
Targeted Units for People with Disabilities in Johnston County
These housing units are set aside for people with disabilities or the elderly and are funded by Low-Income Housing Tax Credits. The units are designed to offer affordable and supportive housing to help people with disabilities live independently with supports. An agency must be approved by DHHS to refer individuals to these units. To find out how to become an approved referral agency, please contact Lamar E. Johnson, MA, Regional Housing Coordinator, at 919-614-7294, Lamar.Johnson@dhhs.nc.gov.
Link to Key Program information and forms (scroll down to: DHHS Targeting Plans and Key Program Assistance)
The Targeting Program
Johnston County Housing List
Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action – 1102 Massey St., Smithfield, NC 27577 – 919-934-2145
Community & Senior Services (formerly Council on Aging) of Johnston County – 919-934-6066
North Carolina Housing Coalition:
Affordable Housing Guide:
Housing Resource Guides (by county) at NC Housing Coalition:
Affordable Housing Search at NC Housing Finance Agency:
Affordable Housing Primer
Community Relations- Housing Specialist