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Housing Programs

The Planning and Development Department administers Guilford County's housing programs, which provide home rehabilitation to low income property owners and help nonprofit organizations and developers to create affordable housing for low-income families.

HOME Program (HOME Investment Partnerships Program)

Guilford County is a member of a local consortium that receives annual funding from the federal HOME Program. Guilford County uses its annual funding and matching funds for site development activities related to new construction by one or more non-profit homebuilding organizations and for the administration of projects. Guilford County is required to provide matching funds of 25 percent, which must specifically be used to fund water and sewer infrastructure for a project.

HOME provides grant funds to develop affordable housing for low-income families and to build the capacity of non-profits that develop such housing. Low income families, for the purpose of this program, are those whose annual income does not exceed 80 percent of the median income for the area (adjusted for family size). Together, the consortium establishes priorities and objectives that guide the selection of projects for a five-year period and benchmarks to measure success of the projects. Previously funded projects include Habitat for Humanity and the West Macedonia Redevelopment Area of High Point.

For more information contact:
Betty Garrett
, Deputy Director, Community Services
(336) 641-3394

Scattered Site Housing Program  

Guilford County received a 2004 Scattered Site Housing Grant in the amount of $400,000 from the NC Department of Commerce, Division of Community Assistance. This program provides home rehabilitation to low income property owners scattered throughout unincorporated Guilford County and the towns of Gibsonville, Jamestown, Oak Ridge, Pleasant Garden, Sedalia, Stokesdale, Summerfield and Whitsett.

These Community Development Block Grants are made to county governments on a rotating basis every three years to address the most critical housing needs of very low-income homeowners. Guilford County Community and Economic Development acts as the lead agency for the unincorporated county and the participating municipalities.

The County also received a grant in 2001, which allowed for 12 homes to be rehabilitated at a cost of around $30,000 per home. Repairs included new heating and cooling systems, new roofs, vinyl siding, replacement windows and doors, and plumbing and electrical updates.

For more information contact:
Betty Garrett, Deputy Director, Community Services
(336) 641-3394


Related Housing Web Sites

Greensboro Housing Coalition

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development - HOME Program

N.C. Dept. of Commerce - Scattered Site Housing Grants

Other Housing Information