Community Development

Modern style homes in ConcordThe Community Development Division is committed to making the City of Concord and its neighborhoods better places to live, work, and play. Through the efforts of this Division, the City strives to provide safe, decent, affordable housing, a suitable living environment and economic opportunities, specifically for low- and moderate-income individuals and communities. The City has several programs in place to accomplish this goal. These programs are federally funded through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Act Programs. 

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HUD is Expanding Solutions to Tackle Homelessness with Housing Vouchers


On May 13, 2024, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a new opportunity for communities to expedite housing assistance for people experiencing homelessness in the Housing Choice Voucher program. Housing agencies can now request to accept self-certification of income to determine program eligibility for people experiencing homelessness. This can help shorten the amount of time it takes to move into healthy, stable homes. Click the title to learn more.


HUD Announces Co-Presenters for the 2024 Innovative Housing Showcase


On May 10, 2024, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the International Code Council (ICC), the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC), and the Structural Building Components Association (SBCA) as the co-presenters for the 2024 Innovative Housing Showcase. This collaborative effort promises to highlight cutting-edge building technologies and housing solutions aimed at lowering costs and increasing climate resilience for American families.  Click the title to learn more.


The Biden-Harris Administration Reports Significant Progress Toward Protecting Children from Lead Poisoning


On May 9, 2024, the President’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children is publishing the Progress Report on the Federal Lead Action Plan, a comprehensive update on the government’s progress since 2018 toward reducing childhood lead exposures. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as co-leading members of the Task Force’s Lead Exposures Subcommittee, are leading aggressive actions to combat lead exposure. Click the title to learn more.


HUD Announces New Critical Investments in our Nation’s Public Housing


On May 6, 2024, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $3.17 billion in Public Housing Repair funding to 2,756 public housing authorities (PHAs) in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to make capital investments to their public housing stock. Specifically, PHAs can utilize this funding for the development, financing, modernization, and management improvements of public housing developments. All of the grants are announced by state in this listClick the title to learn more.


HUD Announces Nearly $90 Million to Make Low-income Families’ Homes Safer and Healthier


On May 2, 2024, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced nearly $90 million available to reduce residential health hazards for low-income families, including lead-based paint hazards, carbon monoxide, mold, radon, fire safety, and asbestos, advancing President Biden’s Lead Pipe and Paint Action Plan. With this investment, since 1993, HUD has made more than $3.5 billion available to protect children, families, and individuals from exposure to lead and other hazards in their homes. Click the title to learn more.



May 10, 2024 - May 25, 2024, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Weekdays), 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Saturdays)


ClearWater Arts Center & Studios received a Grassroots Arts Program grant from the North Carolina Arts Council and the Cabarrus Arts Council to allow local artists to showcase a message of Creative and Cultural Inclusion through a T-Shirt Design Contest that ended on April 30, 2024.  The T-Shirts will be displayed in the Main Gallery at ClearWater beginning on Friday, May 10, 2024, through Saturday, May 25, 2024.  The weekday hours for display are 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and the Saturday hours are from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. ClearWater Arts Center & Studios is located at 223 Crowell Drive NW in Concord. Click here or click on the image below to learn more about this contest.

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Reimagine McGill Survey Results


In the fall of 2023, the City of Concord, in partnership with community organizations, sought residents’ input through a survey to help guide the decisions to determine how to redevelop the property that was purchased by the City on McGill Avenue, which is a major gateway between Western Concord and historic Downtown Concord.  The City wanted to explore the concepts that would address a critical community need for greater access to fresh fruits and vegetables.  The input from the community will help to guide the decisions for redevelopment on McGill Avenue.  The survey results are now available for review.  Please view the results below:  

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