Housing & Community Services

The Housing and Community Services division coordinates community strategic planning, housing development, and service agency funding that benefits low- and moderate- income Winston-Salem residents.

Activities include:

  • Coordinating and funding programs serving homeless persons
  • Funding community-based programs ranging from summer youth employment to other service programs and activities
  • Funding to provide gap financing to housing development projects and monitoring development of homes affordable to low and moderate income residents
  • Monitoring and reporting program successes to funding partners - HUD, State of North Carolina, and City of Winston-Salem
  • Coordinating short and long term community plans


The City uses a uniform process for evaluating all funding requests from community agencies seeking financial support from the City. More information is found on the Budget Office webpage at:  http://www.cityofws.org/Departments/Budget/Contributions-to-Non-Profit-Entities