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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News/Events/Annoucements


News

HUD Makes $123 Million Available to Address Youth Homelessness

 

On June 6, 2024, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $51.1 million in Youth Homelessness System Improvement (YHSI) Grants to 38 communities across 26 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam. See list of awardees here. Additionally, HUD released a $72 million funding opportunity for the FY 2023 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) and supportive services programs. These include rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, host homes, and wrap-around services such as education, health, and workforce support to help youth access and maintain housing. HUD Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development Marion McFadden made the announcement alongside local and tribal leaders in Bemidji, Minnesota.. Click the title to learn more.

   

HUD Launches New Program to Invest in Manufactured Home Communities

 

On June 4, 2024, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, through the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), announced the launch of its new Manufactured Home Community loan product, which will provide an FHA-insured financing option for the purchase, refinance, and revitalization of manufactured home communities. This action will help entities to preserve, stabilize, and revitalize these vital sources of affordable housing. The announcement was made this morning by HUD Acting Secretary Adrianne Todman at a media preview for the 2024 Innovative Housing Showcase on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  Click the title to learn more.

   

HUD Celebrates Annual National Homeownership Month

 

On June 4, 2024, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) joined President Joe Biden to celebrate June as the 22nd Annual National Homeownership Month. During National Homeownership Month, HUD is proud to double down on its ongoing leadership and commitment to helping Americans achieve the dream of homeownership and to supporting the stability and economic well-being of individuals and families across the nation. Click the title to learn more.

   

HUD and VA Make $78 Million Available to Help Homeless Veterans Find Permanent Housing

 

On June 3, 2024, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is making $78 million available in HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) vouchers to Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) across the country, for over 7,000 vouchers. Through this program, HUD and VA’s mission is to end homelessness by assisting veterans and their families in obtaining permanent and sustainable housing with access to high-quality health care and supportive services, and to ensure that homelessness is otherwise prevented.   Click the title to learn more.

   

HUD Finalizes Deal to Promote Energy Efficiency Climate Resilience and Housing Affordability for California Families as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

 

On May 24, 2024, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)'s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs announced the completion of a $363,131 loan transaction under the Green and Resilient Retrofit Program (GRRP) with Palmer Park Housing Partners, LP as part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda. This funding from the Inflation Reduction Act—the largest climate investment in history—will support energy efficiency and climate resilience renovations for the Palmer Park apartment community in Glendale, California that will help reduce housing costs and increase preservation of affordable housing. Notably, Palmer Park, a 12-unit, two-story building serving low-income individuals and families, marks the first integration of a GRRP award into a construction project in California, strengthening its ability to withstand environmental challenges while optimizing energy usage.  Click the title to learn more.

 

Events

June 17, 2024 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

The Concord-Cabarrus Juneteenth Celebration Committee is partnering again with Prosperity Unlimited, Inc., the N.C. Works Career Center-Cabarrus, the City of Concord, and the Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency, Inc. to offer the 2024 Juneteenth Empowerment Homebuyer Workshop on June 17, 2024, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 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 for this virtual event.  To register, please visit concordnc.gov/0619empowerment.

Send questions to contact@prosperitycdc.org and includeRegistration for 6/17/24” in the Subject line.  

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Announcements

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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