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Community Development Department

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Mission Statement
The Community Development Department administers the federal Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Grant and is committed to providing quality service and opportunities to citizens in need of decent, safe and affordable housing; supporting entrepreneurship through loans, grants and programs that result in job opportunities for low to moderate-income citizens and the expansion of the City's tax base.

Fayetteville Redevelopment Commission
On December 28, 1977, the Fayetteville City Council appointed the Fayetteville Redevelopment Commission as the primary citizen participation mechanism, most specifically, for projects planned and implemented through the City's Community Development Block Grant and HOME programs. The Fayetteville Redevelopment Commission formulates and recommends policy to the Council on housing and community and economic development issues with emphasis on older, declining lower income neighborhoods; and plans and implements the City's Community Development programs.

The Fayetteville Redevelopment Commission members are listed below:

  • Steven Barnard
  • Carlos Swinger
  • Cereta Gibbons
  • Lee Johnson, Jr.
  • Monica Luongo
  • Sharisia Jones



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

  • Beautification Program
  • Water and Sewer 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

Community Investment Programs
Community Investment is a division of the Community Development Department and provides economic opportunities for small businesses within the Fayetteville city limits. It seeks to create positive community investment 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

Housing Programs
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:

  • Investor-Owner Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program
  • Owner-Occupant Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program
  • Acquisition and Demolition Program
  • Emergency Home Repair Program
  • Mobile Home Urgent Repair Program

Homeless Services
The Community Development Department continues to support homeless shelter providers through the following programs:

  • Emergency Utility Assistance Program for Homeless Shelter Providers
  • Utility Deposit Assistance Program
  • Homeless Shelter Reimbursement Program
  • Homeless Project Officer - Fayetteville Police Department
  • Cumberland County Continuum of Care on Homelessness Action Plan

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