Housing & Neighborhoods Department

Last updated Sep. 09, 2019 - 11:16 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.


On Friday, June 29th 2018, at Roberts Park Community Center 1-3pm, the City of Raleigh will be holding a Contractors Training Session. We will be going over our rehab program and some changes that have come about recently with the program. We will also discuss some safety guidelines, process issues among other things that correspond with the City of Raleigh Rehab program.
This meeting is mandatory if you wish to bid on future projects the City releasam RFP. Q&A from the pre-submission meeting can be found in the RFP Addendum #1.
  • The CAPER draft is posted and ready for review. The comment period is from Sept. 4- Sept. 20. The City's Community Development Division is partially federally funded. The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is a report to the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development and the public that shows the areas this money has been spent and the demographic breakdown of people who benefited from community development programs. The public can send us comments about the CAPER. View a summary of the CAPER draft.
  • Visit the Affordable Housing website for details on programs that support homeowner rehabs, new affordable housing projects, and programs for those in danger of becoming homeless. See our focused efforts in the East College Park neighborhood.

Community Development

Details about our affordable housing efforts.

Learn about the new homes being built and the programs available to current residents of East College Park. The Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) Plan for College Park was approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. For more information about the NRSA Plan, please visit our dedicated NRSA Plan page.

The Community Enhancement Grant program awards funds annually through a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP) process. The grant program is designed to fund public services that support neighborhood improvements or innovative services for low- and moderate-income persons and neighborhoods.

North Carolina offers three property tax relief programs for the permanent residence of qualified homeowners.

Community & Neighborhood Engagement

Citizens participating in meeting

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

Volunteer & Community Involvement Opportunities

Woman reading to children

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.

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.

Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE)

The City of Raleigh Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) is specifically designed to empower business owners.

Contact Information

Main number: 919-996-4330

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

919-996-4330 | 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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