• August 08, 2023 10:17 AM | Ashley Pendley (Administrator)

    Gary Alan Dimmick

    August 1, 1952 - July 20, 2023

    Obituary of Gary Alan Dimmick


    Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home

    Gary Alan Dimmick, 70, died at Abbotswood in Greensboro, NC on July 20. A 1974 Lehigh University graduate, he moved to NC in order to work for HUD. After working as a HUD Field Representative, Gary took a sabbatical to go back to nature and emulate his early hero, Henry David Thoreau. He built a rustic shelter in his beloved Blue Ridge meadow and lived a simple life on the land. On returning to HUD, and gainful employment, he and his wife hand-built a stone and log house. Gary’s lifelong housebuilding and carpentry experiences added an insightful dimension to his work at HUD. He retired on December 31, 2015, as Director, Office of Community Planning & Development, NC Field Office, US Department of Housing & Urban Development.

    Gary was known for his curiosity, humor, and wide-ranging skills. He created authentic bentwood drawshave chairs and built a harpsichord for his wife. He enjoyed cooking, baking pies and bread, and brewing ales and beer. He distilled moonshine (once). He played trombone in a Moravian trombone choir, and with his son built a trebuchet. Gary was part of a world-wide community of people with Parkinson’s Disease who participate in Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson’s, as well as the Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery exercise program. He and his wife shared their love of nature with their grandchildren, for whom Gary often made magically comforting pancakes.

    Gary is survived by his wife of 42 years, Cleo Nikora Dimmick, by son Fields and Cherie (Nunley) Dimmick; granddaughters Lucy Anne, Anna Beth, and Elin Rose all of Greensboro; brother Ray and Gayle (Stevens) Dimmick of Bethlehem PA; and sister Barbara Dimmick of Scottsville NY.

    In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in honor of Gary to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro, 3826 West Gate City Boulevard, Greensboro, NC 27407

    A Celebration of Gary's life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 9, 2023, at Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel, 515 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Dimmick family.

    NCCDA would like to offer their deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Dimmick and the HUD office personnel. 

  • June 06, 2023 10:40 AM | Ashley Pendley (Administrator)

    May 15, 2023

    Janet Kelly-Scholle
    Phone: 984-302-0034

    N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency offers additional $47 million for affordable housing
    Funding to replenish housing stock in storm-damaged areas

    RALEIGH, N.C. — The N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR) has launched the third phase of the Affordable Housing Development Fund (AHDF) program, which invites local governments to apply for financing for multifamily or single-family housing rehabilitation and new construction outside of the 100-year floodplain. A total of $47 million will be awarded by fall 2023 for housing that increases community resilience. The funds will be used to increase the availability of safe, affordable housing in areas of the state that experienced major damage from hurricanes Matthew and Florence. Most of these areas were already experiencing a housing shortage prior to receiving damage from multiple hurricanes. The award funds will promote rebuilding and replacing some of the lost housing stock.

    Funding is available for projects located in any of the federally identified most impacted and distressed (MID) counties, with priority given to six counties that are not currently supported by the fund. Bladen, Duplin, Jones, Pamlico, Pender and Scotland county projects are strongly encouraged to apply for this third round of AHDF funding. 

    Letters of interest will be accepted from local governments from May 15 through June 27 in advance of the program application period, which begins June 28. Letters of interest are nonbinding but mandatory for applications. Information about the Letter of interest process and related virtual information sessions for grant applicants are available on the Affordable Housing Development Fund website. An initial information session will be held on Wednesday, May 24 at 11 a.m. Additionally, eligibility requirements are included in the online manual. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Aug. 25 and awards will be announced in October. 

    The Affordable Housing Development Fund Program is supported by North Carolina’s HUD Community Development Block Grant–Disaster Recovery funding for hurricanes Matthew and Florence. It is one of multiple housing programs overseen by NCORR through its Community Development Office, which also administers the Multi-family Development Fund, Public Housing Restoration Fund and Infrastructure Program. In addition to disaster recovery and affordable housing, the office manages programs that support resiliency, mitigation, strategic buyout, infrastructure, local government grants and loans, and pandemic-related rent and utility assistance.

  • May 15, 2023 2:10 PM | Ashley Pendley (Administrator)

    The City of Oxford has been awarded a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the amount of $950,000 by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Rural Economic Development Division (REDD). The project consists of the rehabilitation of approximately 6 single family homes located throughout the City.

    The Oxford City Council is requesting proposals for grant administration and rehabilitation specialist services to assist the governing body in the administration of this project in compliance with all applicable requirements under the CDBG Program.

    Copies of the detailed request for proposals (RFP), including a description of the services to be provided by respondents, the minimum content of responses, and the factors to be used to evaluate the responses, can be obtained by contacting City of Oxford, PO Box 1307, 300 Williamsboro Street, Oxford, NC 27565, or by calling (919) 603-1117. Complete proposals should be mailed to: Cheryl Hart, Planning Director, City of Oxford, CDBG Program, PO Box 1307, Oxford, NC 27565.

    The above information should be submitted no later than May 25, 2023 at 2:00 pm, to: City of Oxford, CDBG Program, PO Box 1307, 300 Williamsboro Street, Oxford, NC 27565. For more information, contact the Oxford City Planning Department at (919) 603-1117.

    The City of Oxford is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites the submission of proposals from minority and women-owned firms. The City of Oxford invites the submission of proposals from a certified Section 3 business concerns. (Section 3 applies if the contract is over $100,000 for non-construction contracts).

    This information is available in Spanish or any other language upon request. Please contact Cheryl Hart, Planning Director, at (919) 603-1117 or at Oxford City Hall, PO Box 1307, 300 Williamsboro Street, Oxford, NC 27565 for accommodations for this request.

    Esta información está disponible en español o en cualquier otro idioma a pedido. Comuníquese con Cheryl Hart, directora de planificación, al (919) 603-1117 o al Oxford City Hall, PO Box 1307, 300 Williamsboro Street, Oxford, NC 27565 para obtener adaptaciones para esta solicitud.

  • February 17, 2023 10:54 AM | Ashley Pendley (Administrator)

    Eastern NC: Thursday, March 9, 2023 - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Wilson County Agriculture Center

    1806 Goldsboro Street SW

    Wilson, NC 27893


    Click here to register.

    Note: Registration closes March 1, 2023, or when full. Whichever comes first.

    Western NC: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Kanuga Conference and Retreat Center

    471 Kanuga Chapel Drive

    Hendersonville, NC 28739


    Click here to register.        

    Note: Registration closes March 15, 2023, or when full. Whichever comes first.

  • January 06, 2023 1:00 PM | Ashley Pendley (Administrator)

    UNC School of Government is offering THREE continuing education courses for community and economic development practitioners!   

    Development Finance Toolbox

    January 23-25, 2023 | Online

    9:00am-2:30pm | Course Cost: $360


    How do local governments use public-private partnerships for development? What finance tools are available to local governments to revitalize Main Street? North Carolina communities can select from a wide array of financing tools in their efforts to attract and grow businesses, improve real estate, and build community assets.

    This course is intended for elected officials; city and county managers, assistant managers, clerks; and community and economic development professionals who want to learn the basics and understand the options of development finance tools used by North Carolina local governments.

    What You'll Learn:

    • Federal financing programs and tax credit financing
    • Public-Private Partnerships for Redevelopment
    • Opportunity Zones and the Local Government Role
    • Local government capital financing
    • Tax increment financing (TIF) and synthetic TIF
    • Business improvement districts
    • Attracting private investment to Main Street
    • Workshop: Fundamentals of Developer Real Estate Financing

    Affordable Housing Seminar: Tools, Strategies, and Case Studies for Local Government Leadership

    February 28,  2023 | New Bern

    Course Cost: $240

    This interactive in-person seminar is designed for elected and appointed officials from county, municipal and tribal governments who are setting strategic direction around affordable housing. The seminar will focus on local government support and public-private partnerships for workforce residential housing.

    This class is a part of the LELA curriculum and is open to all local elected officials, including all county, municipal, school board and tribal council officials.

    What You'll Learn:

    • Strategic approaches to affordable housing
    • Affordable housing tools and financing mechanisms
    • How to assess local housing needs
    • Case studies and exercises
    • Immediate next steps

    Community Development Academy

    March 21 - April 20, 2023 | Chapel Hill

    Course Cost: $915


    Community development practitioners will benefit from this intensive course, which is designed for community development practitioners and covers the concepts, methods, and strategies of community economic development. The course provides practitioners with perspectives and practical skills surrounding community development in North Carolina.

    What You'll Learn:

    • Community development finance
    • Affordable housing strategies and tools
    • Role of economic development
    • CDBG and related grant programs
    • Environmental finance
    • Visioning and citizen participation
    • Tools for group decision-making
    • Purchasing and contracting
    • Measuring success
    • Grants management

  • November 02, 2022 12:28 PM | Ashley Pendley (Administrator)

    The Professional Housing Rehabilitation Association of North Carolina (PHRANC) has released their 2022 Fall Newsletter. Please click on the link below to learn more about the association, their annual accomplishments, and upcoming activities. 

    Fall 2022 PHRANC Newsletter.pdf

  • July 27, 2022 1:20 PM | Ashley Pendley (Administrator)


    Jodi Phelps, Marketing & Communications Director

    Release: IMMEDIATE  Contact: Nacarla Webb, Public Information Specialist

    Date: 7/22/2022            Phone: (910) 433-1710

    City encourages affordable housing, offers developer workshop 

    (Fayetteville, N.C.) – Encouraging affordable housing in Fayetteville is a priority for City of Fayetteville leadership and staff and the Economic and Community Development Department remains focused on innovative strategies to alleviate the housing strain and create economic sustainability in our community. 

    To that end, the City of Fayetteville will be offering a Developer Workshop on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at 10 a.m. The event will be held at Fayetteville Technical Community College’s Center for Business and Industry at 2723 Ft. Bragg Road.

    The class will benefit for-profit or non-profit corporations, individuals, general or limited partnerships or limited liability companies seeking information about the development process and interested in applying for funding. Topics include private financing options, procurement, zoning and ongoing monitoring and compliance.

    The Developer Workshop is a part of the strategy to create more affordable housing within the City of Fayetteville. City Council recently authorized the Economic and Community Development Department to release a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for more than $12 million in gap financing for the construction, acquisition and rehabilitation of affordable rental housing.

    All organizations interested in funding are encouraged to participate in the workshop. 

    Pre-registration for the event is required.

    For further details, please visit or contact Bridgette Stephens, Housing Program Manager, at

    The City of Fayetteville is a dynamic, culturally-rich community committed to high performance, transparency and innovation. Directly adjacent to Fort Bragg, Fayetteville is home to more than 208,000 residents. The mission of the City is to provide sustainable, high-quality public services for our communities to thrive and businesses to grow. With creative energy, vibrant history and compassionate people, Fayetteville always finds a way. That's why we are America’s Can Do City

  • May 18, 2022 10:39 AM | Ashley Pendley (Administrator)

    The Professional Housing Rehabilitation Association of North Carolina (PHRANC) has released their 2022 Spring Newsletter. Please click on the link below to learn more about the association, their annual accomplishments, and upcoming activities. 

    PHRANC Spring Newsletter - Volume 1 - Issue 1 - May 2022

North Carolina Community Development Association
P. O. Box 1851, Wilson, NC 27894

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