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Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Cumberland County Continuum of Care on Homelessness
Community Homeless Stand Down
Thursday & Friday, July 24-25, 2014
9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Action Plan

Community Development

The Community Development Department seeks to build strong and vibrant communities through the following programs:

  • Beautification Program
  • Water and Sewer Assessment Assistance Program
  • Street Paving Assessment Assistance Program
  • Neighborhood Resource Centers

Downtown Development

The Downtown Development division of Community Development is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the revitalization strategy resulting in a vibrant downtown.

  • Serves as a conduit to implement the City Council goals to revitalize downtown as a community focal point
  • Follows the National Historic Trust Main Street Model for downtown revitalization, which consists of organization, promotion, design and economic restructuring
  • Assists downtown businesses, organizations and residents as a liaison with the City of Fayetteville
  • Keeps downtown highly visible through marketing, public appearances and other promotions
  • Represents downtown Fayetteville at the local, state and national levels
  • Reviews the physical appearance of infrastructure and coordinates with existing City departments to ensure a high level of maintenance
  • Creates partnerships needed for successful downtown management

Economic Development

Community Development

A division of the Community Development Department provides economic development services. It seeks to create positive economic development situations resulting in job opportunities for low to moderate income persons and expansion of the tax base. We provide loan and grant program information to stimulate economic growth in the City of Fayetteville. These programs include:

  • Business Assistance Loan Program
  • Facade Improvement Grant Program
  • Small Business Retention Grant Program
  • Small Business Development and Grant Program


The Community Development Department continues to support the homeless efforts by providing the following programs:

  • Emergency Utility Assistance Program for Homeless Shelter Providers
  • Utility Deposit Assistance Program
  • Homeless Shelter Reimbursement Program
  • 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness
  • Homeless Project Officer


The Community Development Department provides services and opportunities to citizens in need of decent, safe and affordable housing. In order to meet these needs, the department offers these programs:

  • Replacement Housing Program
  • Investor-Owner Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program
  • Down Payment Assistance Program
  • Owner-Occupant Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program
  • Mortgage Assistance Program
  • Acquisition and Demolition Program

For more information, contact the Community Development Department at 910-433-1590.