Community Development Department

Mission Statement

The Community Development Department administers the federal Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Grant and is committed to providing quality service and opportunities to citizens in need of decent, safe and affordable housing; supporting entrepreneurship through loans, grants and programs that result in job opportunities for low to moderate-income citizens and the expansion of the City's tax base.

Fayetteville Redevelopment Commission

The Fayetteville Redevelopment Commission is appointed as the primary citizen participation mechanism for projects planned and implemented through the City's Community Development Block Grant and HOME programs. The Fayetteville Redevelopment Commission formulates and recommends policy to the City Council on housing and community and economic development issues with emphasis on older, declining lower income neighborhoods; and plans and implements the City's Community Development programs.

Fayetteville Redevelopment Commission members:

  • Steven Barnard
  • Cereta Gibbons
  • Jose Coker
  • Lee Johnson, Jr.
  • Monica Luongo
  • Carlos Swinger
  • Sharisia Jones


The following is information for assistance with Disaster Relief:

FEMA - Contact information

Fayetteville-Cumberland County Housing short term housing

resource guide hurricane matthew assistance food shelter clothing

Hurricane Matthew Community Resource Guide



Programs and Services

Community Development Programs

The Community Development Department seeks to build strong and vibrant communities through the following programs:

  • Beautification Program
  • Water and Sewer Assessment Assistance Program
  • Neighborhood Resource Centers

Community Investment Programs

Community Investment is a division of the Community Development Department and provides economic opportunities for small businesses within the Fayetteville city limits. It seeks to create positive community investment situations resulting in job opportunities for low to moderate income persons and expansion of the tax base. We provide loan and grant program information to stimulate economic growth in the City of Fayetteville. These programs include:

  • Business Assistance Loan Program
  • Commercial Exterior Improvement Grant Program
  • Small Business Retention Grant Program
  • Small Business Development and Grant Program

Housing Programs

The Community Development Department provides services and opportunities to citizens in need of decent, safe and affordable housing. In order to meet these needs, the department offers these programs:

  • Investor-Owner Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program
  • Owner-Occupant Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program
  • Acquisition and Demolition Program
  • Emergency Home Repair Program
  • Mobile Home Urgent Repair Program

Homeless Services

The Community Development Department continues to support homeless shelter providers through the following programs:


For more information, contact the Community Development Department at (910) 433-1590.



Victor Sharpe, Community Development Director

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Gordon, LatoyaCommunity Relations SpecialistCommunity Development(910) 433-1599
Haire, MichelleEconomic Development AdministratorCommunity Development(910) 433-1596
Little, BarbaraCommunity Development AdministratorCommunity Development(910) 433-1598
Sharpe, Victor Community Development DirectorCommunity Development(910) 433-1933
Thomas, AdolphusCommunity Relations SpecialistCommunity Development(910) 433-1935