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

The CityCommunity  Development will be working on developing collaborative public private partnership through collective action and solutions to common problems. Community Development serves the City through economic, social, environmental and cultural efforts at a grassroots level through asset based initiatives.  As part of these initiatives we will continue to facilitate a networking group called the ‘Community Development Coalition’ to focus on building collaborative partnerships as well as an opportunity to share information and identify available services and resources.   Contact me to come and speak at your groups, associations, churches, government and non governmental agencies to be part of making Monroe a great place to live.   or you can contact me at 704.282.4526.

  • INITIATIVE UPDATE

 Staff presented the proposed action items to full Council on May 2, 2017  and we look forward to working with you on the Community Development Action Plan.    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.  Also, if you are interested in investing in this community and have ideas for Winchester we will be having public information work shops soon.   May2councilmeeting

You can review the plan here:   City of Monroe Community Development Action Plan 

 

  • CITY PARTNERSHIPS

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 providing 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

Due to the population growth of our area, the City had an opportunity to seek Community Development Block Grant funding from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development through Union County, NC, combining our populations with four other cities to be designated an Urban County through a Collaborative Agreement. Through this partnership, the City received an award from the County in 2016 for an infrastructure project on Concord Avenue. The scope of work is for a new sidewalk (1,880 linear feet) that will be from the intersection of Engleside Street to the intersection of Loma Street. The project requires an environmental review before funds can be committed to the project. The City issued a Request or Proposals for qualified firms to submit there proposals by January 20, 2017. We received three qualified proposals and have asked for additional information with a closing date of February 27, 2017. We anticipate making the award in March, 2017 and will provide updates here, as they are noteworthy.  The City of Monroe request for additional infrastructure assistance from Union County, NC for Fiscal Year 2018, was approved.  Our application for Design Assistance FY2019 was approved subject to adoption by the County Commission and if funding is available our construction application for the next fiscal year will be approved for the sidewalk construction and completion.  We are currently performing the environmental requirements through LaBella Associates, P. C.

For more information on HUD Urban Counties Urban County Information

  • COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OUTREACH INITIATIVES

Special thanks to Florence Miller, President of the Quality Hills Neighborhood Group for our invite to present on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.  Our meeting  was a welcome opportunity to listen, present, and solicit feedback from Quality Hills.  The Community Development presentation focused on capturing and communicating a message unique for Hillcrest and building a City interconnect of all the communities.  During the presentation, the group was polled and asked “What do you  love about your community?”:  Small, Quiet, Friendly, Loving, Faith Family Future, Close to Metropolitan Area, Close in Proximity to Beach and Mountains, Grew To Love It.  The second polling question was “What do you love about the City of Monroe?”  Coming Together with Neighborhoods, Families, Educating the Community, Resources – Finding For Improvement, Making Sure Recommendations Are Implemented.  The group was asked to identify a small project within their community that the City could partner that would convey the message of what they love about Quality Hills to their community and others.  An immediate response was a yard recognition program that the group could select the property and that Community Development could recognize, in addition, the group asked for them to meet together to decide on a possible project in May.  We will begin to work with them on the beautification project and look forward to bringing others into the collaboration.  We would like to speak to any group, church, organization, association, and agency about Community Development and what it means to you.

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

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FORUM – COMING SOON

 

 

 

 

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