Current Project Areas for Community Development

The City has selected three areas of Raleigh to focus revitalization efforts. These neighborhoods are East College Park, Martin/Haywood, and Idlewild Avenue. Homes built in these areas will benefit low- and moderate-income families who have incomes at or below 80% of HUD’s area median income limits (AMI).

Family Size 80% HUD AMI
1 $52,750
2 $60,250
3 $67,800
4 $75,300
5 $81,350
6 $87,350
7 $93,400
8 $99,400

Areas where the Community Development Division working to add single-family homes and townhomes:

East College Park

The City is partnering with six builders to develop 98 single-family homes and 51 townhome units. Sixty percent of the new homes will be reserved for income-restricted buyers as defined by HUD guidelines and 40% of the homes will not have income restrictions. Find out more

Duplex Village 

The City is preserving an affordable housing development on New Bern Avenue. Rental property Duplex Village is comprised of 66 units that were built in 1949. The eastern portion of the site, consisting of 24 units in total, has been purchased by the City for future affordable housing opportunities. 

Idlewild Jones

The City is partnering with three builders to develop 23 single-family homes reserved for income restricted buyers as defined by HUD guidelines. View area in Google maps

Builders: CB Pugh Enterprise, Habitat for Humanity of Wake County and RD Construction


The City is currently seeking developer concepts for innovative affordable housing for the West Idlewild neighborhood. Learn more

Martin Haywood

The City partnered with two builders to develop 11 single-family homes reserved for first-time homebuyers that meet income restricts as defined by HUD guidelines. View area in Google Maps

Builders: Evergreen Construction and Habitat for Humanity of Wake County.

Washington Terrace

Washington Terrace is an aging 23-acre, 245 unit, low-income housing project in east Raleigh and located in the City's Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area. DHIC purchased the property with the assistance of $2.1 million in City of Raleigh and is redeveloping the entire site in four phases. The first two phases are Villages at Washington Terrace (162 units for families) and Booker Park North (72 units for the elderly).

Developer/Investor Programs

If your organization is interested in producing and maintaining quality affordable rental housing for low-income households, the City may be a partner to consider.

Please email Community Development or call 919-996-4330 to be added to the “Community Development News” email list that advertises Requests for Proposals or for more information about these programs.



Housing and Neighborhoods

Lead Department:
Housing and Neighborhoods
Service Categories:
Affordable Housing