What We Do
1) RIC is a nonprofit, affordable housing development agency. RIC serves the community through the acquisition of property for rehabilitation and new construction, development of projects intending to increase housing options for low-to-moderate income individuals and families, and management of properties. RIC can serve a project as owner, sponsor, developer, or manager. Call 704-866-6766 to discuss opportunities to work with RIC and the development of housing in the community.
2) RIC administers Tenant Based Rental Assistance, “TBRA” for the City of Gastonia HOME partnership. These are Housing Choice Vouchers for rental assistance to qualifying individuals and families under 60% of AMI, and can be used throughout Gaston County only. Referrals are made through a community shelter program or a community service provider.
3) RIC administers a Shelter Plus Care program, “S+C”, in partnership with Partners Behavioral Health Management LME; This is a Housing Choice Voucher program with emphasis on housing homeless individuals and families. S+C vouchers can be used in Gaston, Lincoln, and Cleveland counties of North Carolina.
4) RIC administers a Targeted Housing Unit program called the “KEY Program”, at its Cherokee Apartment complex in Kings Mountain, NC. Housing referrals are made through approved Supportive Service provider agencies and NC Department of Health and Human Services.
5) RIC developed three HUD 811 projects for persons with disabilities and works with North Carolina Housing & Management Services Corporation serving as property manager. For more information and referrals, contact Partners Behavioral Health Management.
6) RIC accepts HCV, “Section 8″ at its Boyce Street, Willow, and Highland East apartment units in Gastonia, NC. Applications have two parts, first through the Gastonia Housing Authority, and second through the RIC Housing Program application. Currently there are no vacancies in these housing units.
RIC TINY HOMES PROJECT:
RIC has made a commitment to construct 10 Tiny Houses in a scattered-site format over the next 3 years. Linked is a recent article about a similar project in Detroit, Michigan.