Applications Being Accepted for Housing Program

Yancey County is in the process of applying for up to $950,000 in grant funding available from the North Carolina Department of Commerce for a Community Development Block Grant – Neighborhood Revitalization Program (CDBG-NRP). The program provides funding to low-income homeowners to assist with safe and sanitary housing.


Homeowners must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for the CDBG Scattered Site Housing Program:

  • The Property must be located in Yancey County,

  • The Property cannot be located in the floodplain.

  • The applicant must own and occupy the property full time (a legally prepared and recorded “Life Estate” or life-time rights to the property spelled out in an existing deed may also be accepted)

  • Total gross income (before taxes) for everyone in the household over the age of 18 must be below 80% of the median income for Yancey County (please see the chart below).


Number in Household Annual Household Income Limit Monthly Household Income Limit
1 $42,500 $3,542
2 $48,550 $4,046
3 $54,600 $4,550
4 $60,650 $5,054
5 $65,550 $5,463


Applications for assistance will be accepted through July 31, 2024 and are available at the Yancey County Managers Office, the Department of Social Services, the County Cooperative Extension Office, the Health Department, the Senior Center, and the Burnsville Town Hall.


Homeowner Application


To ensure your application will receive consideration, it must be submitted no later than Wednesday, July 31, 2024.

This information is available in Spanish or any other language upon request. Please contact Lynn Austin at (828) 682-3971 or at 110 Town Square, Burnsville, for accommodations for this request.

Esta información está disponible en español o en cualquier otro idioma bajo petición. Por favor, póngase en contacto con Lynn Austin al (828) 682-3971 o en 110 Town Square, Burnsville, NC de alojamiento para esta solicitud.

Hearing impaired persons desiring additional information or having questions regarding this subject should call Relay North Carolina at 711.

Our Location

 Our offices are located in the Yancey County Courthouse on the Burnsville Town Square

Yancey County Government
110 Town Square
Burnsville, NC 28714