Dr. Janis Nutt
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Physical Address:
Mental Health Center
521 N. Brightleaf Blvd.
Smithfield, NC 27577
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 411
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: 989-5500 / 888-815-8934
Fax: 919-989-5532
For Deaf: 919-989-5540
Housing Information for Providers


Housing Specialist 
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,

Link to Key Program information and forms (scroll down to: DHHS Targeting Plans and Key Program Assistance)

The Targeting Program 

Johnston County Housing List


Housing Resources

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


Other Resources

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

Rental Property:



Roxanne Curry
Community Relations- Housing Specialist