The Community Development Division is committed to improving the quality of life for low and moderate income residents by facilitating meaningful programs that address the root causes of poverty and involving all community stakeholders in the development and implementation of programs and projects.
The Community Development Division solicits and encourages diverse, comprehensive community input during the needs assessment, development, implementation and evaluation stages of each project or program.
Community Development News
Habitat for Humanity Wall Raising
Another Habitat home is under construction on Mulberry Street and project partners attended a wall raising celebration earlier this summer. The home will provide affordable housing for a single mother with three children.
The City sold the lot for the house
to Habitat for Humanity and is also providing down payment assistance to the future homeowner.
Opportunity Zones are a new community development program established by Congress as a part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, they are designed to encourage long-term private investments in low-income communities. This program provides a federal tax incentive for taxpayers who reinvest unrealized capital gains into "Opportunity Funds," which are specialized vehicles dedicated to investing in low-income areas called "Opportunity Zones."