Housing Services

Tenant Based Rental Assistance

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, NC only.

Shelter Plus Care

RIC administers a Shelter Plus Care program, “S+C”, in partnership with Partners Behavioral Health Management LME; This is a Housing Choice Voucher program and can be used in Gaston, Lincoln, and Cleveland counties of North Carolina.


RIC administers a Targeted Unit Housing program called “KEY”, 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.

Section 8

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.


As a Community Housing Development Organization, or “CHDO”, RIC serves the community through the acquisition of property for rehab 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 704-755-5676┬áto discuss opportunities to work with RIC and the development of housing in the community.