Community Development2017-10-05T17:11:50-04:00

Community Development

The Community Development Department 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.

Homebuyer Assistance Program
This program provides low-to-moderate-income families and individuals up to $30,000 in down payment assistance with additional assistance with closing costs and prepaids (if needed) associated with the purchase of a single-family dwelling in the form of deferred-payment loans, according to financial needs.

Homeowner Rehabilitation Program
Through this program, assistance may be provided for low-to-moderate-income families and individuals to rehabilitate their homes to meet City Minimum Housing Standards. Low-interest and deferred loans may be available to qualified homeowners who reside within the city limits of Goldsboro.

Rental Rehabilitation Loan Program
This program provides rental property owners with very low-interest loans to finance rehabilitation costs for affordable, safe, and decent rental housing to low-to-moderate-income families and individuals. For additional information, pertaining to these programs mention above, download the Brochure of Programs (Homebuyer Assistance & Housing Rehabilitation Programs). You may also contact the Community Development Department at (919) 580-4318 or by visiting the department in the Historic City Hall building at 214 N. Center Street.

2014 Housing Surveys – What do you think?
The City of Goldsboro would like to hear from you on Goldsboro’s current housing choices. Entitlement communities like Goldsboro are required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to complete an AI every five years. HUD defines an impediment to fair housing choice as any actions, omissions, or decisions that restrict, or have the effect of restricting, the availability of housing choices, based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin.

Persons living and working in Goldsboro are encouraged to click on the links below and provide input. Anyone unable to access the links but wishing to make their views known may do so by contacting Shycole Simpson-Carter, Community Development Administrator for the Community Development Department at (919) 580-4318 or email

1. Resident Survey

2. Realtor Survey

3. Housing Provider Survey

4. Lending Institution Survey

5. Fair Housing Survey – Spanish

Brochure of Programs
2014-2015 CAPER
2014-2015 Action Plan
2010-2014 Consolidated Plan & 2010 Action Plan
FY15-19 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
2016-2017 Annual Action Plan (Draft)