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Our community development team works to support economic, neighborhood and community revitalization efforts within the city with a focus on addressing housing problems and eliminating blight. 

HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAMS

The City of Wilson operates programs that encourage the rehabilitation of deteriorating homes, by helping homeowners with repairs.  The programs primarily assist low income, disabled and elderly homeowners.  Funding is provided by the NC Housing Finance Agency to the City of Wilson through grants. The City’s programs are dependent upon the availability of grant funds.  Rehabilitation programs include the Essential Single Family Rehabilitation Program, which encourages the comprehensive rehabilitation of moderately deteriorated single-family housing units, and the Urgent Repair Program, which provides funding to alleviate housing conditions that pose an imminent threat to the life and safety of low-income homeowners. Learn more.

 

INFORMATION FOR CONTRACTORS

Contractors interested in participating in the City of Wilson’s rehabilitation programs must complete a contractor’s application. Learn more.

 

FREEMAN PLACE

Freeman Place is an affordable housing community that offers energy efficient, single-family homes perfectly priced for first-time home buyers. Learn more.