North Carolina Construction News staff writer
The city of Winston-Salem is collecting feedback on a survey until Mar. 18, to create priorities for federal funding allocated to address homelessness and affordable housing.
City officials will also host a series of community meetings to discuss various community priorities in person. There will be one-hour sessions held for each identified community priority.
Meetings are scheduled for:
- Mar. 14 – 9 a.m. to noon at Rupert Bell Park Recreation Center, 1501 Mount Zion Place
- Mar. 15 – 9 a.m. to noon at William R. Anderson Community Center, 2450 Reynolds Park Rd.
- Mar. 15 – 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Central Library, 660 W. Fifth St.
The survey asks participants to rank the following goals and provide feedback:
- Neighborhood revitalization and housing conservation: housing code enforcement, assistance to neighborhoods, owner-occupied housing rehabilitation programs (physical improvements to neighborhoods, vacant lots and units for in-fill redevelopment.
- Housing production and neighborhood development: assistance to homebuyers, assistance to developers, redevelopment; multi-family rental production; reduce barriers to affordable housing, energy efficiency
- Expanding economic opportunities: entrepreneurial development, neighborhood commercial and downtown revitalization
- Expanding coordination and accountability strategies, needs assessments, coordination with non-profits and regional bodies, performance benchmarks and reporting
Results will be used to create the 2024-2028 consolidated housing and community development plan required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The plan is created every five years and sets community priorities.