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




HUD Announces New Resources for Advancing Housing Protections For Survivors of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced on February 1, 2023 that new resources to advance housing protections for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking are now available through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). These resources include a new VAWA website and up to $5 million in funding to provide VAWA training and technical assistance to HUD grantees and other stakeholders.  Learn more.

HUD Announces $315 Million to Help People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness including in Rural Areas
  On February 6, 2023, the HUD announced $315 million that is available in Special Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Competition Awards in approximately 30 states for 173 local homelessness programs across the U.S. These Special NOFO grants encourage coordinated planning amount a variety of partners that include healthcare, Public Housing Agencies, other HUD-assisted housing providers, and people with lived experience.  In the coming weeks, HUD will be awarding grants to an additional set of communities, as well as allocating housing vouchers to awarded communities.  Learn more.

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.



February 28, 2023 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


The City of Concord is partnering with N.C. Works Career Center, Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency, and Prosperity Unlimited, Inc. to offer a Cabarrus County Homebuyer Forum.  This Forum 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 to receive the assistance.

Please join us at ClearWater Arts Center & Studios, located at 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord, NC 28025, on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  To register for this event, please visit CONCORDNC.GOV/HOMEBUYER.

For additional questions and include “Registration for 2/28/23” the Subject line. Space is limited and no childcare will be provided during this event.

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