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. 

Affordable Housing Opportunities

Federal Grant Programs


Draft Consolidated Annual performance and evaluation report (caper) for FY 2022-2023

The City of Concord is the lead entity for the Cabarrus/Iredell/Rowan HOME Consortium. The Consortium is seeking the public's input on the draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report for Fiscal Year 2022-2023. The draft document summarizes the Consortium's actual completed activities for the previous fiscal year. 

A copy of the draft CAPER is available here until September 28, 2023.

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News/Events

 

News

Hud Makes $22.5 Million in Funding Available to Public Housing Authorities for Jobs Plus Program

 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that it will make available $22.5 million to public housing authorities (PHAs) to help families increase their earned income and improve their economic mobility through the Jobs Plus program. HUD’s Jobs Plus program supports work readiness and connects public housing residents with employment, education, and financial empowerment services – part of an evidence-based model proven to help public housing residents find and keep jobs. This program also supports HUD’s Bridging the Wealth Gap agenda which pursues economic justice and asset building for renters. Learn More.  Learn more

   

HUD Commemorates National Homeownership Month with Launch of Housing Counseling Awareness Campaign

 

As declared by President Biden’s Presidential Proclamation on June 1, 2023, the month of June is commemorated as National Homeownership Month. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is at the forefront of the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to expand equity and opportunity through homeownership.  To mark the month, HUD is launching “Let’s Make Home the Goal,” a nationwide, multi-year campaign to generate awareness of the availability and benefits of pre-purchase housing counseling provided by HUD-certified housing counselors. The campaign is designed to reach communities of color that have historically faced more difficulties with the homebuying process due to systemic barriers.  Learn more.

   

COVID-19 National Emergency Ended on May 11, 2023

 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) continues to provide support to homeowners struggling with mortgage payments following the COVID-19 National Emergency. HUD has now issued guidance to allow homeowners to apply COVID-19 forbearances through May 31, 2023. Homeowners should contact their mortgage servicers for payment assistance options after May 31, 2023.  Learn more.

   

HUD Seeks Public Comment on Potential Changes to Regulation Requiring Accessibility and Prohibiting Discrimination on the Basis of Disability in HUD-Assisted Programs

 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) in the Federal Register.  HUD is considering revising Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) implementing regulation at 24 C.F.R. part 8 and requests public comment to assist HUD in considering potential revisions.  Learn More.

 

Events

June 19, 2023 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

 

The Concord-Cabarrus Juneteenth Celebration Committee is partnering with Prosperity Unlimited, Inc., the N.C. Works Career Center-Cabarrus, the City of Concord, and the Gamma Epsilon Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. to offer a Juneteenth Empowerment Homebuyer Workshop. This Workshop is being sponsored as an additional Juneteenth Celebration Event to commemorate the official emancipation of African Americans who had been enslaved in the United States after the Civil War on June 19, 1865. This Workshop will equip prospective homebuyers with information about the steps to prepare for home ownership, income and credit levels that are required to qualify for homes, available resources for possible assistance with down payments and closing costs, and eligibility requirements to qualify for the assistance.

Please join us at ClearWater Arts Center & Studios, located at 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord, NC 28025, on Monday, June 19, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  To register for this event, please visit concordnc.gov/homebuyer.

Send questions to contact@prosperitycdc.org and include “Registration for 6/19/23” the Subject line.  

Space is limited and no childcare will be provided during this event.

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