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Apply for a HOMES Grant

The HOMES Program application period is July 1, 2024, through Nov. 22, 2024. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted.

The Helping Out Mecklenburg homeowners with Economic Support (HOMES) Program is returning for another season beginning July 1 – Nov. 22, 2024. This year, the County is partnering with the City of Charlotte and Town of Davidson to provide grant funding to qualifying residential homeowners to help address the rising costs of retaining their homes.

Grant funds will be paid to the Mecklenburg County Tax Collector, who will reduce the total amount of taxes due for qualifying recipients' primary residence. The amount granted will be equal to 35% of the Mecklenburg County tax amount on the last available tax bill, rounded to the nearest dollar, not to exceed $648.

If you live within the Charlotte City limits or the Town of Davidson, you may qualify for an additional grant. The amount granted will be equal to 35% of the City of Charlotte tax amount on the last available tax bill, rounded to the nearest dollar, not to exceed $369 for the City of Charlotte or $566 for the Town of Davidson. Funds will be granted in the order in which the applications were received until funds are exhausted.

Please note: This program has no effect on the Tax Collector's responsibility to collect any delinquent taxes.

Program Qualifications

As you review the program qualifications (listed below) and begin the application process, please note the following:

  • Incomplete applications will not be approved; however, resubmissions may be considered if received before the deadline.
     
  • Applications and accompanying documents are subject to program audit.
     
  • Applicants must not be participants in any of the following programs:
     
    • North Carolina Homestead Exclusion
       
    • North Carolina Property Tax Homestead Circuit Breaker
       
    • North Carolina Disabled Veterans Exclusion
       
    • North Carolina Present Use Value (PUV) Program
  • Eligibility

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    • The property must be located within Mecklenburg County, NC.
    • The property must be the owner's legal primary residence at the time of application and consistently for the past three consecutive years as verified by recorded legal documents.
    • The resident grant recipient's name(s) must be on the recorded deed, title or life estate.
    • Program recipients must apply for consideration annually.
  • Tax Status

    • Grant funds will be applied to the current year first. Any remaining funds may be applied to prior year bills.
    • When funds have been prepaid on the current year bill, the original amount of the current year bill is used to calculate the grant amount.
    • Must have no more than one delinquent bill within the past three years.  
    • Must not owe prior year property taxes or have pending legal or easement disputes.

Income Requirements

Household income must not exceed 80% of the area's median income based on number of people in the family as set annually by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Applicants will be required to indicate the number of persons that live in the household and provide proof of income.

FY2024 Income Limits (Charlotte HUD Metro Area)
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Household income 
must not exceed:
$59,400$67,850$76,350$84,800$91,600$98,400$105,200$111,950

Paper Applications

Paper applications can also be obtained from:

Department of Community Resources at:

3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 1000

Charlotte, NC 28208

 

County Assessor's Office located at: 

3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 3500

Charlotte NC 28208

 

Ella B. Scarborough Community Resource Center

430 Stitt Road, Charlotte, NC 28213

 

Paper applications must be mailed to:

 

Department of Community Resources

3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 1000

Charlotte, N.C. 28208

Contact Us for Help

We are here to help you navigate the application process.

 

Phone: 980-314-4663 (HOME) | Email: [email protected]
 

 

It is the policy of Mecklenburg County not to discriminate on the basis of disability against any qualified individual. If you need this policy or information in an alternate format, please contact us.

 

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.