Neighborhood Revitalization

Housing and Community Engagement- Community Development is involved in numerous activities throughout the community such as:
  • Assistance to local non-profit organizations for housing
  • Assistance to organized community groups
  • Redevelopment area projects
  • Transitional housing
  • Infrastructure
Neighborhood Stabilization Program 1 (NSP)
The City was awarded NSP1 funding of $2,600,000 to develop 16 condominiums for homeownership for persons 120% of Area Median Income (AMI) and to acquire and rehabilitate 9 foreclosed single family units tand 1 new construct sold to 50% of AMI or below families of which many are IDA participants.
Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3 (NSP)
NSP-3 funds was awarded in the amount of $950,000 to leverage against $14 Million to redevelop the Highland Memorial Hospital with 75 senior housing units and the Armstrong Apartments with 18 units at market rate rents.
Highland West Revitalization
Teen, Garden, Splash Park

Highland East Revitalization
In the Highland East Neighborhood the City has purchased lots in an effort to eliminate slum and blight and to revitalize a deteriorating neighborhood. CDBG and HOME funds were used for the purchase and demolition of substandard structures and $400,000 of local bond funds have been utilized to improve the roads, water and sewer lines at Grace Street and Beatrice Costner Avenue.  Plans are underway to partner with several agencies to develop a community garden within the Highland East community.

First Legacy Community Credit Union
The First Legacy Community Credit Union opened on the corner of HWY 321 and Rankin Avenue.  This branch will service Gaston, Lincoln, and Cleveland counties. The project leveraged CDBG and 108 Loan funds with private investment to create 5 new jobs and become a positive impact in the Highland East Neighborhood.
Offices for Housing and Community Engagement are located in the Garland Municipal Business Center at 150 S. York Street on the second floor.
Contact Information:
Garland Municipal Business Center
150 S. York Street, Gastonia, NC  28052
(PO Box 1748, Gastonia, NC  28053-1748)
704.866.6752 (office)
704.866.6067 (fax)


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Gastonia, NC 28052