Community Development

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The Community Development Mission

  • Support the efforts of community based non-profits and other organizations to serve low-to-moderate income at-risk youth, elderly, homeless, victims of domestic violence, child abuse, and the disabled.
  • Repairs homes and improves safety of homes that have hazards and deterioration.
  • Works with local banks to help working families purchase their first home.
  • Works with non-profit and other affordable housing developers to provide a variety of affordable housing opportunities throughout the city.
  • Provides quality rental choices for families, elderly residents, and for people with disabilities.
  • Leverages funding to support the development of affordable housing.
  • Preserves and revitalizes neighborhoods.

The City of Wilmington has prepared a DRAFT Consolidated Plan for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022, this plan serves as an application to HUD for CDBG and HOME funds and sets forth the City's priorities and goals for the use of these funds and resources.  The public is encouraged to comment on the plan.  To see the plan clicking this link: 

CAPER for FY2017 DRAFT for Public Comment 

CAPER - Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report 

 Learn more about this division in the five year Consolidated Plan (2017-2021).   


The City receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership entitlement funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentThese funds provide: decent and affordable housinga suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities.  


Community Partners

Non-profit organizations, housing developers and other organizations receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program and General Funds from the City of Wilmington. These agencies work in partnership with the City to address community needs and provide services to enhance the quality of life for citizens.

Community Partners Request for Proposal Process

Periodically, usually once a year, the City issues a request for proposals to fund community partners working on public service, public facility and housing initiatives. Applications are available for non-construction programs and construction projects.

Who is eligible to apply for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME and General Funds?  

  • Public non-profit organizations, including institutions of higher education
  • Private organizations
  • Government agencies

What determines the funding source for CDBG, HOME or General Funds?
This is not a simple question since the programs overlap. Here are some guidelines:

  • All assistance is limited to activities within the City of Wilmington
  • Non-Housing programs are funded with CDBG or General Funds only
  • New housing construction is funded with HOME funds only

City staff will decide which funding source is most appropriate for your project.

Community Partner Funding Applications

 Community Partner Housing Production RFP:

Programmatic Compliance

Funded organizations are responsible for periodic reporting and compliance with various federal, state and city regulations.  

Northside 10th and Fanning: FONSI and RROF EDI Northside 10th and Fanning

Davis Bacon Information: Making Davis-Bacon Work - A Contractor's Guide to Prevailing Wage Requirements

HUD HOME Investment Partnership Program Guide for Rental Project Property Owners:

If you have any questions regarding compliance information please contact: Rachel LaCoe by phone 910-341-3236 or by email


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