Housing & Neighborhoods Department

Last updated Dec. 02, 2016 - 4:07 pm

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.

News

  • Homeless Housing Services

Wake County, the City of Raleigh and The Raleigh Wake Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness (The Partnership) announce the availability of funding for Rapid Re-Housing, Homelessness Prevention, and Emergency Shelter Services to assist individuals and families who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. The time period that the funding will cover is Fiscal Year 2017-2018 and Fiscal Year 2018-2019. Completed applications are due by January 26, 2017.

See details concerning proposal requirements for this funding.

All applicants must attend one of two mandatory application workshops. Both workshops will be conducted at Edenton UMC, 228 W. Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27603. Workshop dates are: December 12, 2-4 p.m. and December 14, 9-11 a.m.

Questions should be directed to Melissa England by phone 919-856-6327 or email melissa.england@wakegov.com.

  • Upcoming 2017-18 Action Plan Public Hearing: City Council will conduct a public hearing December 6, 2016 after 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers on housing and community development needs in Raleigh for the City’s upcoming 2017-2018 Housing Action Plan. Anyone may provide comments at the hearing. The transcript of the comments will be included in the Action Plan. A second public hearing will be held in April 2017 to receive comments on the draft FY 2017-2018 Action Plan.

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 Aimee.Holtsclaw@raleighnc.gov.

The East College Park Townhome RFP will have a Mandatory Pre-submission Meeting on Monday, December 19, 2016 from 2-3 p.m. at the Raleigh Municipal Building, 222 West Hargett Street in Room 305.

For additional information about the RFPs, 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 Hillary.Leacock@raleighnc.gov or Shebbie.Coppage@raleighnc.gov.

  • Community Enhancement Grant Funds: The City of Raleigh announces the availability of Community Enhancement Grant funds for Fiscal Year 2017-18. This competitive grant funds public services for low- and moderate-income persons and neighborhoods. Total funding will be approximately $175,000, with a funding award cap of $60,000 per agency. Only nonprofit organizations may apply. No organization will be funded more than 2 years consecutively.

Application Workshops: ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY for any organization wanting to submit an application. Each workshop will be the same, so interested parties need only attend one.

Workshop Location:
Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 905 Peterson St., Raleigh, NC 27610

  • Thursday, December 8, 2016, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 15, 2016, 3:30-5 p.m.
To receive the Request for Proposal, Application, and Budget forms, please email George.adler@raleighnc.gov. Write “Request for CEG application” in the subject line.

The Martin/Haywood area RFP Mandatory Pre-submission Meeting was held on Thursday, November 17, 2016. The last day for written questions is Tuesday November 22, 2016. Written responses will be emailed out on Wednesday November 23, 2016.

Proposals are due on Friday December 16, 2016 by 3 p.m. (Housing & Neighborhoods Department, Suite 101, 310 West Martin St., Raleigh, NC 27601.)

The Martin/Haywood area RFP Mandatory Pre-submission Meeting was held on Thursday, November 17, 2016. The last day for written questions is Tuesday November 22, 2016. Written responses will be emailed out on Wednesday November 23, 2016. Proposals are due on Friday December 16, 2016 by 3PM (Housing & Neighborhoods Department, Suite 101, 310 West Martin St., Raleigh, NC 27601.)

The East college Park Pre-submission Meeting was held on Friday, November 18, 2016. The last day for written questions is Tuesday November 22, 2016. Written responses will be emailed out on Wednesday November 23, 2016. Proposals are due on Monday December 19, 2016 by 3PM (Housing & Neighborhoods Department, Suite 101, 310 West Martin St., Raleigh, NC 27601.)

For additional information about the RFPs, 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 Hillary.leacock@raleighnc.gov or Shebbie.coppage@raleighnc.gov.

  • 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

Divisions
919-996-4330 | Community Development - email
Dillon Building, 310 W. Martin Street - Suite 101

919-996-6100 | Community Engagement - email
Dillon Building, 310 W. Martin Street - Suite 201

919-996-2444 | Code Enforcement - email
One Exchange Plaza, 1 Exchange Plaza - Suite 504

Director: Larry Jarvis

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