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

 

Clearwater Arts Center & Studios

Clearwater Artists Studios

CDBG funds are being used to create a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization with the Gibson Village community.

The first phase of renovations to Clearwater Arts Center & Studios, the city’s former electric operations center, is complete. Artists are currently leasing nine studios from which they work to create, teach, and sell art. A 2,200 square foot gallery enables the artists to hold exhibitions of their work. 

Site improvements have been completed.  The next phase of the improvements will include further renovation of interior space within the site. Once fully renovated, Clearwater Arts Center & Studios will contain over 30 studios, a gallery, a community market space, and a café. The adjacent Village Greenway and open space will offer opportunities for outdoor concerts and events.

For more information, visit clearwaterartists.com.

 

News/Events

News

HUD Charges Minnesota Housing Provider with Disability Discrimination

 

The U.S. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on September 21, 2022 that it has charged Madison Property, LLC, the owner of an apartment complex in Winona, Minnesota, and landlord Andrew Brenner with violating the Fair Housing Act by refusing to allow a prospective tenant, a woman with a mental health disability, to live with her assistance animal.  Learn more.

   

HUD Announces $174.6 Million in Grant Funding Available for Construction and Ongoing Project-Based Rental Assistance for Low-Income Seniors

 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced allocating $174.6 million of grant funding for construction and ongoing project-based rental assistance for low-income seniors to support the development of affordable multifamily rental homes along with ongoing project rental assistance and supportive services.  Learn more.

   

HUD Awards Nearly $1 Million to Keep Foster Youth Housed

 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on September 20, 2022 that it awarded nearly $1 million to 17 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) in 11 states to provide housing assistance to youth who are transitioning out of foster care and are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness.  The funding was awarded through HUD’s Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) Initiative.  Learn more.

 

Events

October 12, 2022 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

The City of Concord’s Planning & Neighborhood Development Department is partnering with Prosperity Unlimited, Inc. to offer an Annual Meeting for Lenders to establish relationships with area lenders, to  provide a review Fair Housing laws for professionals that are directly involved in the lending and crediting process, and to offer some additional information about the state and local resources that can be obtained by homebuyers to help them with down payments and closing costs when they purchase a home.  Please join us for this virtual event to enhance or refresh your knowledge about fair lending laws and regulations and much more.  To register or for questions about this event, please visit https://forms.gle/paAs47Pds7aR7Ubu6 or call (704) 920-5137.

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October 12, 2022 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

The City of Concord’s Planning & Neighborhood Development Department is partnering with Prosperity Unlimited, Inc. to offer an Annual Meeting for Realtors to establish relationships with area realtors, to  provide a review Fair Housing laws, and to offer some additional information about the state and local resources that can be obtained by homebuyers to help them with down payments and closing costs when they purchase a home.  Please join us for this virtual event and learn more about the role that you play in facilitating equitable purchasing processes and much more.  To register or for questions about this event, please visit https://forms.gle/5Rmy4j9Em7gXQmN9A or call (704) 920-5137.

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