September 8, 1961 the North Carolina Secretary of State incorporated the Sanford Housing Authority. Since that time the Sanford Housing Authority has provided affordable housing for the citizens of Sanford, NC (Lee County). The Sanford Housing Authority also provides affordable housing opportunities for citizens of Harnett County via the Housing Choice Voucher program.
The Sanford Housing Authority provides 448 public housing units and is authorized to provide up to 741 housing choice vouchers. The Sanford Housing Authority receives operating funds primarily through HUD. Funding from HUD comes from three different programs (Low Rent Operating Fund, Housing Choice Voucher and Capital Fund).