• Are you involved in real estate, residential construction, health or social services or do you own a home or want to purchase a home soon? If so, Making Homes Safer is an all-encompassing event that has something for everyone and every information session, class and certification training session is free.

  • Stay up-to-date on Neighborhood Development news by reading our quarterly newsletters, "Our Neighborhood."
  • Web Housing Connect GSO BLUETo better promote and explain our home initiatives, we have remodeled our offerings under the umbrella of “Housing Connect GSO.”  
  • Check out the new changes to our homebuyer down payment and closing cost assistance program and see if you qualify.

The City’s Neighborhood Development Department oversees enforcement of minimum housing standards and other code compliance issues such as nuisance abatement and zoning.

The department offers programs for the creation of new affordable housing units, preserves the quality of the City’s existing housing stock through grants and loans for housing rehabilitation, addresses homelessness issues, and manages multiple federal grant programs.

Learn more about the Neighborhood Development Department by checking out this brochure.

The pages to the left will also lead you to programs and services available for you and your family. 

Contact Us

Staff Contacts
Third Floor, Melvin Municipal Office Building
300 W. Washington St.
336-373-2349 - Main Number
336-373-2111 - Code Compliance Number 
336-412-6315 (fax)

Anyone with a disability who needs an interpreter or other auxiliary aids, should contact Regina Womble-Miller at 336-373-2349. Please make service requests three to five days prior to the meeting/event. For additional information or assistance, contact Donna Gray, City ADA coordinator, at 336-373-2723.

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After we got involved. 

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Before we got involved.