Help with HOMES Program Application: In-Person Guidance to Apply and Get Decision the Same-Day

A father and mother holding a baby while smiling.

Mecklenburg County homeowners who are struggling with rising costs of living have an ally in the HOMES program. HOMES, or Helping Out Mecklenburg’s homeowners with Economic Support, is a County-created seasonal program designed to help Mecklenburg County residents reduce the cost of annual homeownership. This year, the Board of County Commissioners increased funding for the HOMES program to reach more households, and partnered with the City of Charlotte. The program season is open now through Dec. 15.

Applications for the HOMES Program have been coming in and, so far, thousands have benefitted from the support. The program provides economic assistance grants of up to $660 for qualifying homeowners.

In this last month of the application season, the County is offering in-person application help. Download and save the flyer to share with your fellow homeowners.

In-person sessions are available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the following dates at the Valerie C. Woodard Community Resource Center (VCW), 3205 Freedom Drive Building A, in west Charlotte and the Ella B. Scarborough Community Resource Center (EBS), 430 Stitt Road, in northeast Charlotte. 

  • Monday, Nov. 27 
  • Wednesday, Dec. 13
  • Thursday, Dec. 14
  • Friday, Dec. 15

HOMES Application Fair

A HOMES application fair will be offered at the Ella B. Scarborough Community Resource Center, 430 Stitt Road in northeast Charlotte, on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon.

To get their decision on the same day, applicants are encouraged to bring documentation for income verification, such as their 2022 W2, W4, 1099-DIV, 1099-INT, 1099-G, SSA-1099, SSI, a complete IRS 1040, or proof of alimony.