300 West Crowell Street Monroe, NC 28112 (704) 282-4500

Community Development

                                        

Teresa Campo

Teresa V. Campo, M.P.A., CZO, CDA
Community Development Coordinator

Community Development serves the City through neighborhood revitalization, economic vitality, housing revitalization, environmental and building community.  Contact me to come and present our work to your groups, associations, churches, government and non governmental agencies and if you are interested in partnering with the City in making Monroe place of community.   or you can contact me at 704.282.4526.

Volunteer Opportunities

Mission Serve, Volunteer Housing Rehab June, 2018

Contractor and other Volunteers needed for elderly yard and debris cleanup.

If your group would like to volunteer to help the elderly, disabled and/or those that are unable to afford to repair their homes, please contact us. 

 

Initiatives

  1. Mission Serve, Volunteer Housing Rehab June, 2018
  2. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FORUM – COMING SOON

A full list of outside agencies that the City currently receives funding  can be found on page 70 of the City’s Budget.

  • DOWN PAYMENT  ASSISTANCE   The City partners with the Monroe-Union County Community Development Corporation  in equal housing opportunities* for low income households through funding from  the City for down payment assistance. (*Area and Program Participation Restrictions Apply) 

349 E Franklin St, Monroe, NC 28112, (704) 283-8804

  • INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT – CDBG

The City is a partner with Union County, North Carolina as a sub-recipient of  United States Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grants.  Through this partnership, the City received an award from the County in 2016 for an infrastructure project on Concord Avenue and increased funding was approved for a total of $334,000 to complete the design and right of way purchases.   An additional amount was award for the fiscal year 2017, that will be applied toward the construction of approximately 1,880 linear feet of sidewalks at the Concord Avenue from Engleside Street to Lomax Street.   The City leveraged the grant with environmental services, a request for qualifications/proposals was issued, and the successful awarded was to LaBella Associates, P.C.  The environmental level of review determined no finding of significant impact and the City’s project is on-schedule, awaiting the authority to use grant funds from HUD.  We will be conducting public workshops for the design soon.  This project will have a positive impact on the neighborhood as well as an important link to the Concord Avenue Plan.

For more information on HUD Urban Counties Urban County Information

  • COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OUTREACH INITIATIVES

Winchester Area Redevelopment charettes and Request for Proposal will begin in October/November per the requested delay by the neighborhood association.

Ordinance review and drafts regarding housing and zoning initiatives, the public hearings will be posted here when approved for Council/Committee.

The Loan Underwriting Guideline Committee is being formed, we reached out to the stakeholder committee for certain volunteers and will post here as available.  This committee will draft the guidelines for Council approval regarding the City’s Code Enforcement Loan Program.  (Some loans may be forgivable.)

The City is going forward with the first foreclosure for economic development project under Community Development, we will keep you posted.

Community Development complied a list of demolition contractors that work in the area.  If your house has been condemned and/or ruled dilapidated under the Code Enforcement Process, this resource may be useful for you.  The City does not recommend contractors and would like to reiterate to property owners to check references, insurance, and applicable permitting.   Please contact me at 704.282.4526 for information.

Read about various love notes from our Community to the City, contact us to share.

Click here to see what is happening:  LOVE NOTES

  • COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND STAKEHOLDER’S COALITION

Historical Information, Click Here

The Stakeholder’s Briefing Presentation  on 3.29.17 can be viewed here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ityvLaP1NC4&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

 

 

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