Housing & Neighborhoods Department

Last updated Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:58 am

Our Department improves the quality of life for Raleigh's residents by adding to the amount of affordable housing, improving existing affordable housing, revitalizing older neighborhoods, and supporting related human services. The Department is committed to improving and maintaining the quality of life and environment for all City of Raleigh citizens by enforcing City Codes.

We offer a variety of programs to help people of every age and background become more active in their neighborhoods and the wider Raleigh community. The Department helps individuals, groups and communities recognize their skills and assets, mobilizes people to take action on their own behalf and connects them to appropriate resources so they can achieve positive results for their neighborhoods and communities.


  • A Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) Update Meeting will be held on Thursday, January 26 at 6 p.m. at Tarboro Road Community Center. The information discussed at this meeting will include: economic development programs, the Community Development Job Training Program, NRSA-based neighborhood Employment (Section 3) Information and Update, and Minority/Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) Information.
  • We're moving! The Housing and Neighborhoods Department (including all three divisions of Community Development, Community Engagement, and Code Enforcement) is moving on January 4th to the 12th floor (Suite 1200) of One City Plaza at 421 Fayetteville Street. We are excited to have all our department's divisions housed in the same location in order to better serve you!

For additional information, please contact the Housing & Neighborhoods Department, Community Development Division at 919-996-4330 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m., Monday through Friday or email

  • The Housing and Neighborhoods Department has submitted its 2015-2016 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) of the City’s federal housing programs to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Summary of the CAPER and Full CAPER are available for download. Any questions or to receive a paper version of either document, please call 919-996-4330.

Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) Plan

The Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) Plan for College Park was approved by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

For more information about the NRSA Plan, please visit our dedicated NRSA Plan page.

Community & Neighborhood Engagement

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The City of Raleigh reaches out to its citizens to encourage them to work together to improve their neighborhoods through different programs and activities.

Business Assistance Program

The City of Raleigh Business Assistance Program is specifically designed to empower business owners.

Affordable Housing & Financial Assistance

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The following programs provide opportunities for citizens to own their home, or rehabilitate a home they already own, or find affordable rental housing through different programs and funding sources and also provides funding for qualifying non-profit or faith-based organizations.

Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement division is committed to improving and maintaining the quality of life and environment for all the City of Raleigh’s residents. Working with citizens, the division strives to ensure that the City of Raleigh continues to be a safe, more attractive place to live, work and play through training programs and the enforcement of City Codes.

Volunteer & Community Involvement Opportunities

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The City of Raleigh offers programs and opportunities to individuals in all age groups to help them recognize and develop their skills and become active and involved in their neighborhoods and communities.

Contact Information

Main number: 919-996-4330

919-996-4330 | Community Development - email
One City Plaza, 421 Fayetteville Street - 12th Floor, Suite 1200

919-996-6100 | Community Engagement - email
One City Plaza, 421 Fayetteville Street - 12th Floor, Suite 1200

919-996-2444 | Code Enforcement - email
One City Plaza, 421 Fayetteville Street - 12th Floor, Suite 1200

Director: Larry Jarvis

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