The City of Roanoke Rapids will apply for CDBG Neighborhood Revitalization funds from the Rural Economic Development Division (REDD) to provide rehabilitation or replacement housing assistance to lower-income homeowner households in Roanoke Rapids City Limits.
Donor Name: Rural Economic Development Division (REDD)
State: North Carolina
City: Roanoke Rapids
Type of Grant: Grant
The city encourages households with lower incomes who occupy substandard housing to contact the city if they would like to be considered for a rehabilitation or reconstruction housing loan (up to 10-year term, 0% interest forgiven loan) offered through the CDBG program.
Since the CDBG Neighborhood Revitalization Program uses Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, all project activities must meet at least one of three national objectives to be eligible. The three national objectives in the CDBG program are: (1) benefiting low-and-moderate income (LMI) persons; (2) preventing or eliminating slums or blight; and (3) meeting other community development needs that are deemed to be urgent because of existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health and welfare of the community, and other financial resources are not available to meet the need.
The CDBG Neighborhood Revitalization Program will support the three livability principles that helps guide sustainability and resiliency throughout areas that receive funding. Regardless of the program activity or activities local governments pursue, CDBG Neighborhood Revitalization Program projects must incorporate at least one of the following three livability principles as an area of focus:
NC Neighborhood Revitalization 3 Livability Principles
- Promote equitable, affordable housing. Expand location and energy-efficient housing choices for people of all ages, incomes, races, and ethnicities to increase mobility and lower the combined cost of housing and transportation.
- Support existing communities. Target federal funding toward existing communities-through strategies like transit-oriented, mixed-use development, and land recycling-to increase community revitalization and the efficiency of public works investments and safeguard rural landscapes.
- Value communities and neighborhoods. Enhance the unique characteristics of all communities by investing in health, safe, and walkable neighborhoods-rural, urban, or suburban.
- All municipalities are eligible to receive State CDBG funds. Entitlement communities receive funds directly from HUD. North Carolina’s 24 entitlement municipalities are: Asheville, Burlington, Cary, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Concord, Durham, Fayetteville, Gastonia, Goldsboro, Greensboro, Greenville, Hickory, High Point, Jacksonville, Kannapolis, Lenoir, Morganton, New Bern, Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Salisbury, Wilmington, and Winston-Salem.
- In addition, all counties are eligible to receive State CDBG funds except Mecklenburg County, Wake County, Union County, and Cumberland County, which have been designated by HUD as urban entitlement counties. As entitlement counties, neither the counties nor their municipalities are eligible for Small Cities funding, except for the towns of Holly Springs and Linden.
Eligible applicants are local governments that (1) meet specific funding and threshold criteria, (2) meet a specific level of readiness to proceed, and (3) are acknowledged by REDD in writing as eligible to apply. Local governments that are eligible to apply must meet or exceed a set percentage of severe and moderate need and a set percentage of benefit for low and moderate-income households
For more information, visit REDD.