Community & Economic Development

Housing Rehabilitation Program

Through the use of State and Federal funding, the Community & Economic Development department provides financing for emergency repairs, moderate home rehabilitation and accessibility modifications to help low-income homeowners who are elderly or have special needs residing in Forsyth County.

Completed Rehabilitation Projects
Funding Sources
  • Federal funds from US Department of Housing and Urban Development through City of Winston-Salem
  • Funding available to County residents located outside of the city limits of Winston-Salem
  • Eligible households must be low-income.
  • Rehabilitation will address all housing conditions that are non-compliant with Minimum Housing Code.
  • If approved, households could receive assistance in the form of an interest-free, secured deferred loan forgiven at a rate of 20% per year until the principal balance is reduced to zero to pay for the necessary repairs.
  • View the Winston-Salem/Forsyth Housing Consortium FY 20-21 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)
  • Federal funds from US Department of Housing and Urban Development through North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA)
  • Funding available to County residents located outside of the city limits of Winston-Salem
  • Eligible household must be low-income with qualifying need.
  • Programming is designed to serve elderly (62+), disabled and Veteran households and households with a child under the age of six whose health is threatened by the presence of lead hazards.
  • Rehabilitation will address all housing conditions that are non-compliant with Minimum Housing Code, as well as meet NCHFA's Essential Property Standards.
  • If approved, households could receive assistance in the form of an interest-free, secured deferred loan forgiven at a rate of $5,000 per year until the principal is reduced to zero to pay for the necessary repairs.
  • State funding from North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA)
  • Available to all residents of Forsyth County
  • Eligible households must be very low-income with qualifying need.
  • Programming is designed to serve elderly (62+), disabled, Veteran, large (5+ family members), and single-parent households and households with a child under the age of six whose health is threatened by the presence of lead hazards.
  • Repairs completed must address a need directly effecting the health, safety or potential displacement of the household.
  • If approved, households could receive assistance in the form of an unsecured deferred, interest-free loan, forgiven at a rate of $2,000 per year until the principal balance is reduced to zero, to pay for the necessary repairs.
Basic Qualifications

Must be a full time resident of Forsyth County

Must be an owner-occupied household

Must have homeowner’s insurance

Must be current on mortgage payments

Must be current on property taxes

Must meet low-to-moderate income guidelines

Contractors!

If you are a general or sub-contractor who is interested in partnering with Forsyth County please visit our Contractors page below.

More Information and Application
Our Partners
City of Winston-Salem
North Carolina Housing Finance Authority
Piedmont Triad Recional Coungil (PTRC) Weatherization
Sheperd's Center
Senior Services
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity
Contact
Image Description

Andrew Simmons

Housing Rehabilitation Specialist
simmonal@forsyth.cc
Image Description

Ashley Pendley

Department Business Manager
pendlema@forsyth.cc

Fair Housing Statment

Forsyth County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, familial status, physical handicap or disability in its employment opportunities, programs, services or activities.

Learn More

Community & Economic Development

  • 201 North Chestnut Street
    Fifth Floor
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Phone: 336 703 2684
  • Fax: 336 727 8580
  • Email: Contact Us