The City of Greensboro typically awards funding for the development of affordable housing through a Request for Proposals (RFP) process and allocates housing resources according to the priorities adopted in Greensboro's Five Year Consolidated Plan and the Connections 2025 Comprehensive Plan. Recent development opportunities include the Ole Asheboro and the Willow Oaks redevelopment areas. All proposals are evaluated according to a point ranking system to prioritize projects.
All proposed projects must be located within the Greensboro city limits or be eligible for annexation and agree to be annexed into the City limits. Any for-profit or non-profit organization or developer may apply. The applicant must also be the owner of the project.
A church or primarily religious organization may own projects assisted through this program as long as the units developed are available to all persons regardless of religion.
Non-profit organizations planning to apply for Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) funds must submit an application for eligibility. Organizations must have their eligibility application approved and be certified by the City Attorney's office prior to award recommendations. The City limits CHDO certification to organizations that meet federal Housing and Urban Development's CHDO requirements.
All projects must comply with federal program rules that govern awarded funds, including the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), and all applicable City contracting and development policies, including the Minority and Women Business Enterprise Plan for Construction, Procurement and Professional Services.