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. 

Federal Grant Programs




HUD Reaches Groundbreaking Settlement with The Appraisal Foundation to Ensure Equal Opportunity in the Appraisal Profession


On July 11, 2024,  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it has entered into an historic Conciliation Agreement with The Appraisal Foundation (TAF), an organization responsible for setting standards and qualifications for real estate appraisers and providing voluntary guidance for all industry valuation professionals. This Agreement resolves a Secretary-initiated complaint against TAF alleging discriminatory barriers preventing qualified Black people and other persons of color from entering the appraisal profession on the basis of race in violation of the Fair Housing Act. Read the Conciliation Agreement hereClick the title to learn more.


HUD Awards Over $30 Million to Connect Public Housing Residents to Employment and Education, Helping Bridge the Wealth Gap


On July 10, 2024, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded over $30 million to 14 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) in 12 states to help families increase their earned income and improve their economic mobility through the Jobs Plus program. HUD’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, Richard Monocchio made the announcement in Jacksonville, FL. Click the title to learn more.


HUD Expands Program to Hel Homeowners Repair Homes


On July 9, 2024,  the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, through its Federal Housing Administration (FHA), published a newly updated set of policies for its 203(k) Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance Program. The changes announced today will modernize the program and enhance its usefulness for individuals and families seeking affordable financing for renovating or rehabilitating a single-family home when purchasing or refinancing it. Click the title to learn more.


HUD Awards Funding to Help Families Find Housing in Neighborhoods with HUD Vouchers


On July 8, 2024, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced $1.5 million in Housing Mobility-Related Services Planning awards to 25 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) across 14 states. These funds enable PHAs to implement programs in their communities that help families using Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) find housing in better-resourced opportunity neighborhoods. Click the title to learn more.


HUD Updates Tools to Help Americans Buy Homes 


On July 3, 2024, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), through its Federal Housing Administration (FHA), is making available translated versions of 19 single family mortgage documents used in the servicing of FHA-insured mortgages. These documents will be available in Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. The educational resources are accessible from FHA’s language access web page and will assist lenders, servicers, housing counselors, and other FHA program participants in explaining information related to FHA-insured mortgages to those with limited English proficiency prior to the execution of these documents in English, as required by law. Click the title to learn more.



July 23, 2024 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


The City of Concord has partnered with Partners Health Management to offer a virtual event on Tuesday, July 23, 2024 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  This event will include a panel discussion that will explore the barriers that are faced by many citizens who are currently unhoused and provide solutions to help them through local organizations including the City of Concord's Housing Department, Cooperative Christian Ministry, El Puente Hispano, and Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc.

Please join us for this virtual event.  To attend, please click on the flyer below to access the link to join this meeting.  Send questions to Kennedy Lane at

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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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