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.


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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
  • Sharisia Jones
  • Jose Coker
  • Lee Johnson, Jr.
  • Monica Luongo
  • Carlos Swinger
  • Tisha Waddell

Public Hearing

The Fayetteville Redevelopment Commission conducted a public hearing on April 13 & 18 in preparation for the 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan. Below is an audio link of the meeting:

2017-2018 FRC Public Hearing


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


Disaster Recovery Housing Repair Program

This program is designed to serve as an additional means of financial assistance to low to moderate income homeowners and investor owners with rental property housing low to moderate income tenants. The goal of this program is to decrease the financial burden of property owners located within the city limits of Fayetteville with housing repairs not fully covered by FEMA, SBA or private insurances for the units affected by Hurricane Matthew.

The Disaster Recovery Housing Repair Program will offer grants up to $5,000 to low to moderate income owner occupants and zero percent interest loans up to $5,000 for investor owners housing low to moderate income tenants to assist with housing repairs as a result of Hurricane Matthew.

Download the brochure here:

Disaster Recovery Repair Program Brochure

For more information call about this program (910) 433-1590



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


Victor is the Community Development Director for the City of Fayetteville, in which he has served since December 2003. Prior to being promoted to this position, he held the position of Planning Services Manager with the City. He has 28 years of local government experience.

Victor began his career as a Community Development Planner for the City of Elizabeth City and worked there for eight years.  While in Elizabeth City he was promoted to the position of Planning Director, in which he held for four years prior to moving to Fayetteville. He also served as Interim City Manager for a brief period during his tenure there.

Victor holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from East Carolina University. He is certified through the American Institute of Certified Planners.  

A native of Pinetops, NC, Victor resides in Fayetteville with his wife Natalie.  

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