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Community Relations

The Community Relations Department engages State and local units of government, private and public organizations, civil and human rights groups, local community leaders, and citizens of Goldsboro in deep and diverse ways.  The Department is the City’s arbitrator, investigator, and/or compliance officer in some case for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, employment, housing, Federal laws, and disability.  The Community Relations Department is committed to assisting the citizens of Goldsboro to develop mechanisms and community capacity to link the underlying interests of the community to ensure racial and cultural harmony by:

  • Promoting an unbiased social environment for cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Engaging the community in diversity and cultural activities and differences.
  • Developing and maintaining partnerships that build inclusive community structures, processes and relationships that are equitably.
  • Focusing to create and connect the community with housing and socioeconomic opportunities.

The Community Relations Department also administers the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds.  These funds, provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), allow the City to assist low-to-moderate-income citizens of Goldsboro in improving their quality of life through vital housing and community development programs.  Such as rehabilitation of owner-occupied single family housing, homebuyer assistance for first-time homebuyers, public services, construction of affordable housing through CHDO activities, and demolishing of dilapidated housing units to name a few

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Commission on Community Relations and Development

In Spring of 2018, Mayor Chuck Allen and the Goldsboro City Council created and established the Commission on Community Relations and Development; thereby, merger involving the Commission of Community Affairs and Committee on Community Development, two Board and Commission with purposes and functions that were duplicative of each other.

The Commission is to act as an advisory body to the Community Relations Director and City Council to enhance community harmony and promote awareness of Goldsboro’s growing multiculturalism by facilitating community dialogue and meetings, and coordinating resident and organizational coalitions to address community issues and concerns.  The Commission on Community Relations and Development will also serve as a citizen input mechanism for the community and in an advisory capacity to the City for community development administered programs funded through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) grant funds.

The Commission on Community Relations and Development meets monthly on the second Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. in the Anteroom of the Historic City Hall Building, 214 N. Center Street, Goldsboro, NC, 27530.

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