The Housing Crisis in the Triangle 

There is a shortage of attainable housing with three contributing factors:

Increased Demand

Population growth outpaces attainable housing stock, driving prices upward

Inventory Depletion

Decreasing number of attainable options due to rapid, luxury construction and redevelopment 


Lower-income households can not afford to live in their historic neighborhoods

Finding a home in the Triangle is nearly impossible for low-income renters and first-time homebuyers.

It takes…

3 Jobs

At minimum wage to achieve the Triangle’s living wage of




Of available rental units in the Triangle are considered “affordable” by the local housing authorities

You may need a minimum credit score of …


To qualify for a loan as a first-time home buyer in the Triangle.

Community and nonprofit leaders face many challenges when seeking attainable housing placements for the homeless.


Income based properties are set to expire in the next decade


“Affordable” housing units will be lost in Wake and Durham counties every year as the housing market continues to grow


Total rental units in Wake County that are considered “affordable” and not subsidized

People are at risk of homelessness in Wake County alone.

Some partners can provide emergency support directly following a crisis; however, most struggle to help their participants secure transitional attainable housing.

Day 0


critical event leads to a participant’s experiencing homelessness

Day 1 - 30


Partner takes immediate steps to assist participant experiencing homelessness

Day 31 - 60


Participant and case manager develop a plan for sustainable financial and personal change

Day 61 - 180


Partner on-boards participant for TPW’s restorative housing program

Month 12 - Month 24


Participant maintains employment, establishes savings plan, etcetera

Month 24 Onward


Participant demonstrates consistent employment, establishes good credit, and maintains long-term permanent housing