DHIC, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening neighborhoods and families in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. We hope you'll explore our site to learn more about our affordable housing, homebuyer education and counseling, and community building work. Welcome!
Opal Byers' one-bedroom home in Water Garden Park is a testimony to a life well-lived, albeit with modest means.
Photos of her grandchildren, both as toddlers and now as teenagers, hang on the newly painted walls of the modest apartment. A comfy sofa beckons visitors to sit and stay awhile. A small shelf in the corner lined with keepsakes mark special moments of her life.
"I feel very safe here," said Byers, 86. "I tell my neighbors any time you get lonely, you can knock on my door. I like to have the ladies over for cake and coffee."
Homeownership remains the bedrock of the American Dream and the foundation for strong, viable communities and neighborhoods.
The DHIC Homeownership Center serves as a one-stop resource to help first-time buyers become mortgage-ready, provide lender and realtor options, and obtain access to down-payment assistance programs such as offered through the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency and the City of Raleigh.
113 South Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 832-4345 (phone)
(919) 832-2206 (fax)