About Us


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Tarboro Redevelopment Commission’s website. The mission of our housing authority is to provide affordable housing to eligible people within our community while creating and promoting opportunities for independence, self-sufficiency and improved quality of life.  It is our goal to provide a relevant and informative website that will guide you as you seek public housing in Tarboro, North Carolina. The TRC has a long history of service to Tarboro and along with community partners works to enrich the lives of families in eastern Edgecombe County.

Our Board of Commissioners and staff are all passionate about providing a safe, secure and clean environment for our residents. We are committed to ensuring that everyone has a home that is well-maintained and safe.

We are still working to add more information and keep it as current as possible. If you have questions, please use the Contact US page.  A staff member will respond to you quickly to address your concerns. Thank you for visiting our site. Come back again soon.


Thomas R. Green – Executive Director

Our History

The Tarboro Redevelopment Commission (TRC) is the public housing organization in Tarboro, North Carolina.  TRC manages 193 income-based housing units supported by the US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) national office and the regional HUD office in Greensboro. We have proudly served our community with affordable housing for over 72 years.

Originating as the Tarboro Housing Authority in 1951, two different apartment complexes were built.  One is Pinehurst Homes which has 50 units and the other was Eastside Homes which also had 50 units.  Pinehurst Homes was remodeled in the 1970s.  Eastside Homes was destroyed by Hurricane Floyd in 1999.  Since it was built in a flood plain, Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) did not allow us to rebuild them. 

There are currently 109 scattered sites in Tarboro.  The scattered sites have more bedrooms and have been built and remodeled over the years.  The final renovation was just completed in 2022. 

The main office is located at 947 Simmons Street in Tarboro.  The administrative staff work out of this space and provide oversight, property management and maintenance of the units.  A Community Services Building was built in 2004 to replace the maintenance shop that was originally housed at Pinehurst Homes.  This building is also used for meetings and other community activities.

The Tarboro Housing Authority was incorporated into the Redevelopment Commission in the 70s.  The Redevelopment Commission was organized to rebuild the Keech Town area.  Hendricks Park was built on this property and is managed by TRC.  Elmhurst Homes is behind Hendricks Park but is not managed by TRC.

The governing body of the TRC is our Board of Commissioners.  The Board is comprised of seven community leaders appointed by the Tarboro City Council. Each member serves for a term of 3 years, and is responsible for policy oversight of the TRC.

Since our inception, the TRC has only had 4 Executive Directors.  They were Sam Gettsinger, Connie Connor and Thomas Green. 

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