About Community Development

The Community Development Department promotes a holistic approach to enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of Winston-Salem so they can enjoy livable neighborhoods and increase their opportunities for self-sufficiency. Our focus is revitalizing and stabilizing disadvantaged and deteriorating neighborhoods, as well as developing housing and neighborhood revitalization plans and programs that accurately reflect and address local needs and conditions.

Code Enforcement Division

Provides consolidated enforcement of local ordinances relating to nuisance violations for:

  • Housing - to protect public health, safety and general welfare;
  • Environmental - to enforce sanitation codes relating to weeded lots, shrubbery, solid waste in yards and curbside trash;
  • Animal and Fowl - to enforce the sanitation code concerning animals, shelter and fencing, prohibited practices, and sanitary handling and disposal of manure;
  • Abandoned Vehicle - Identification and removal of abandoned vehicles on city streets and private property

Housing Development Division

The Housing Development Division provides financial and technical assistance to qualified owner-occupants and investors to repair substandard properties. In targeted areas, low- and moderate-income owner- occupants are eligible for direct and deferred payment loans. Investor-owners are eligible for direct payment loans to repair single-family dwellings. Investors are also eligible for direct payment loans to repair multifamily properties citywide. This Division is also responsible for the Emergency Repair Assistance, Architectural Barrier Removal Assistance (Handicap Assistance), the Lead Safe Program, and Section 3 Construction Training Program.

Planning Development Division

The Planning Development Division of Community and Business Development develops housing and neighborhood revitalization plans and programs that accurately reflect local needs and conditions and the desired strategies and outcomes of our citizens. The Division coordinates the implementation and administration of these adopted plans and programs.

  • AFH Draft for Public Review
  • Brookwood Business Park properties for sale/lease
  • NRSA Commercial Listing Service
  • Draft 2016-17 CAPER for Public Review
  • 1648 Cherry Street for Sale [pdf/594kb/2p]
  • Neighborhood Associations Program News [pdf/93kb/1p]
  • Folleto para Asociaciones de Vecinos [pdf/93kb/1p]
  • Programs and Services
  • Customer Service Survey [pdf/113kb/2p]
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