Subject to available funds and program limitations, county governments may receive up to $400,000 every 3 years to utilize in the rehabilitation or relocation of homes occupied by very low-income homeowners. In general, these grants are offered to 1/3 of North Carolina’s county governments on an annual non-competitive rotating basis. This grant amount allows 10% for administration purposes, $7,000 for planning activities, and may also opt to utilize 10% for an emergency repair local option.
In 2011, Rowan County was awarded $400,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to address housing needs of very low income families throughout the County excluding the municipalities of Kannapolis and Salisbury. Very low income is defined as a family having an income at or below 50% of the area median income.
A total of 8 homes were selected for participation in Rowan County’s 2011 CDBG program and are located in East Spencer, Landis, Rowan County and Spencer. Eligible activities at these homes may include housing rehabilitation, substantial rehabilitation, relocation/clearance, reconstruction, and emergency repair.