Homelessness Initiative

The Cumberland County Continuum of Care on Homelessness

The City supports the Cumberland County Continuum of Care on Homelessness, the lead entity for planning and the coordination of homeless     activities in Cumberland County. The city does not receive Emergency  Solutions Grant funds (ESG) and therefore the funding of homeless services is very limited. We remain focused on providing technical support for service providers. The City also funds a limited amount of homeless activities.

The Fayetteville Police Department continues to assign a police officer to provide a uniform way to work with and identify homeless persons. The program has facilitated an effective communications network between the City and local homeless providers. The Homeless Project Officer assists individuals with getting connected with shelter, clothing, food, financial assistance and other necessities. There is also a Family Reunification Program administered by the officer to connect a homeless person with family or to a drug/alcohol rehab facility that is ready to take a new client.

Shelter Support for Clients leaving for Permanent Housing

Utility Deposit for Homeless Clients

The Utility Deposit for Homeless Clients is a grant designed to assist homeless clients with out-of-pocket expenses needed to  pay utility deposits (gas, electricity, water and sewer) when leaving transitional housing for permanent housing. The maximum amount of utility deposit will not exceed $300.00. The client must complete all assigned training and programs set by the          Fayetteville/Cumberland County Continuum of Care on Homelessness. The client must have been employed and financially     stable for 6 months  or more. If not employed, the client should receive some financial benefit from another reliable source.      Shelter providers must make application for their clients to receive grant.


During the 2018-2019 Program Year, the Economic & Community Development Department will provide support to the following homeless   service providers:


Request for Proposal (RFP) Files


The PIT Count is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) mandated yearly count of both sheltered and  unsheltered homeless persons on a single night during the month of January. Below is the report for 2017:

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

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