Community Development

The City of Burlington requests proposals from for-profit and nonprofit entities for HOME program eligible development activities. Proposals will be accepted for HOME eligible activities including the development of new affordable units (rental or homeowner occupied), rehabilitation of existing housing units, conversion of non-residential buildings to housing use or any combination thereof. Available funding includes approximately $1 million from the Federal HOME Program, and/or including CDBG funding for infrastructure, which may be awarded to multiple projects.

There are two funding opportunities contained in this request for proposals.

  1. Funding has been set aside for Affordable Single Family Development including local nonprofit affordable housing providers.
  2. HOME funding is available for multi-family rental rehabilitation and/or multi-family new construction in Burlington and Alamance County. This funding can be used in conjunction with a tax credit award, combined with a USDA or Federal Home Loan bank funding.


These figures are estimates only. The total available by type of project may be adjusted depending on eligible applications.


Proposals must be received by City of Burlington staff by 5pm on Thursday, January 7th, 2020. If you have any questions, please reach out.
Download Request for Proposal here

Public hearing/comment period notice - CDBG Annual Action Plan 2022-2023

CDBG-CV RFP Summary – November 2020
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**CDBG 5-Year Consolidated Plan comment period & public hearing**

Welcome to the Community Development Division of the Planning & Community Development Department. The division is responsible for managing a housing rehabilitation program funded with CDBG & HOME funds. The current housing rehabilitation programs include:

  • Owner-Occupied Single-Family Rehabilitation Loans
  • Urgent Repair Program (Forgivable Loan)

The City of Burlington receives CDBG funding through its designation as a Small Entitlement City. Funding for the upcoming 2020-2021 fiscal year has not been determined by HUD. As an eligible recipient of CDBG funds, the City of Burlington also can receive Section 108 Loan Guarantee Financing. For more information on Section 108 Loan Guarantee Financing, please contact the CD Administrator at 336-222-5094.

To receive HOME funding, the City of Burlington participates in a housing consortium of area local governments including the City of Greensboro, Guilford County and Alamance County with Greensboro serving as the lead agency. The formation of this consortium has enabled Alamance County, Burlington, Greensboro and Guilford County to join forces to cohesively and comprehensively improve the affordable housing situation and living conditions of many low- and moderate- income citizens in the metropolitan area. The City of Burlington's share of the HOME Consortium for FY 2020-2021 has not been determined. Alamance County's share of HOME Program funds has not been determined. The City’s Community Development Division administers Alamance County’s HOME Program.

Planning for projects is critical to the use of CDBG and HOME funds. The Department of Housing and Urban Development posts information from plans as they are available. Both the consortium and the city produce regular five-year consolidated plans as well as one-year action plans.  The City has hired a consultant firm to oversee the 2020-2024 5-Year Consolidated Plan process.  Please check the announcements page for updates on community meetings, as well as the Burlington 2020 Community Survey.

The following past plans are available for your review:

The City of Burlington also develops Annual Action Plans and a yearly performance report called the CAPER.  The following are available for your review:

City of Burlington Housing Rehabilitation Program Brochure 

City of Burlington Program de Rehavilitacion y Reparacion para Propietarios De viviendas

PY 2017 Environmental Review Record 

Use the following HUD links for more program information:

Other useful housing and community development links: