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.
Community Partners/Agency Application for Funds Process
Periodically, usually biennially, the City issues a request for proposals to fund community partners working on public service, public facility and owner-occupied housing repairs programs. Applications are available here: Agency Application Process
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.
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.
- Ability Garden
- Aging in Place
- Affordable Housing Coalition
- American Red Cross – Cape Fear Chapter
- AMEZ Housing
- Arc of North Carolina
- Brigade Boys and Girls Club
- Cape Fear Council of Governments
- Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity
- Cape Fear Housing Land Trust
- Cape Fear Literacy Council
- Cape Fear Regional Community Development Corporation
- Carousel Center
- Child Advocacy & Parenting Place Exchange Club
- Coastal Horizons Center
- Communities in School of the Cape Fear
- Community Boys and Girls Club
- Domestic Violence Shelter and Services
- DREAMS of Wilmington
- Elderhaus, Inc.
- Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
- Good Shepherd Ministries
- Historic Wilmington Foundation
- Kids Making It, Inc.
- Leading Into New Communities (LINC)
- Phoenix Employment Services of Wilmington
- Tri-County Homeless Interagency Council
- United Way of the Cape Fear Area
- Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM)
- Wilmington Housing Authority
- Wilmington Interfaith Hospitality Network (WIHN)
- Wilmington Residential adolescent Achievement Place (WRAAP)
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:
- Compliance in HOME Rental Projects: A Guide for Property Owner
- HUD HOME Investment Partnership Program and Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project Guide
- HUD HOME Assisted Occupancy Handbook
If you have any questions regarding compliance information please contact: Rachel LaCoe by phone 910-341-3236 or by email Rachel.LaCoe@wilmingtonnc.gov
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- Annual Action Plan FY2015-16 Flyer
- Annual Action Plan FY2014-15 Flyer
- Annual Action Plan FY2012-13 Flyer
Annual Plans - Read about a fiscal year action plan in detail.
- Annual Action Plan FY2016-17
- Annual Action Plan FY2015-16
- Annual Action Plan FY2014-15
- Annual Action Plan FY2013-14
- Annual Action Plan FY2012-13
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