Housing & Neighborhoods Department

Last updated Mar. 27, 2019 - 6:17 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.


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 City of Raleigh invites bids for the demolition of three buildings. See Invitation to Bid. Bids will be received until April 12 at 2 p.m.
  • As part of the Annual Action Plan process, the Community Development Division has the draft Annual Action Plan for fiscal year 2019-2020 and the abbreviated document, Report to the Community on Housing and Community Development Planned Expenditures ready for review. Residents are encouraged to provide written comment on the draft Annual Action Plan by emailing Community Development by April 2. The public hearing on the draft Annual Action Plan will occur on April 2 after 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers.
  • The City of Raleigh is seeking services from a firm to prepare an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice for the City of Raleigh, Wake County, and the Town of Cary, as well as, two housing authorities in Wake County (collectively called the AI Consortium). Raleigh will serve as the Lead in this regional effort and will enter into a contract with the selected consultant on behalf of the AI Consortium. See Request for Qualifications. Questions submitted by potential respondents during the RFQ process have been answered in the AI Q&A.
  • Environmental Review Record (ERR) for the 1810 Oakwood Ave. project finds no significant impact on the human environment. A copy of the ERR can be examined and/or copied by contacting the Housing and Neighborhoods Department. A public comment period for the ERR will remain open until March 31, 2019. To learn more view the Notice oF Finding of No Signifcant Impact and Notice Of The Intent to Request Release of Funds. See FONSI.
  • The City of Raleigh Housing & Neighborhoods Department announces the availability of funds for gap financing for affordable housing developments applying for tax credits through North Carolina Housing Finance Agency. See Request for Proposals. Contact Aimee Holtsclaw if you have questions.
  • 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

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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.

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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