• 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 fayettevillenc.gov/ECD or contact Bridgette Stephens, Housing Program Manager, at bridgettestephens@fayettevillenc.gov.

    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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