The Community Development Department is dedicated to serving the residents of the City of Murfreesboro. Our efforts are focused on benefiting those of low- and moderate-income by partnering with local, federal, and state agencies to provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and ensuring economic opportunities.
Community Development Consolidated Plan Surveys
Are you interested in having a say on where the community development department spends its money? Please take the following surveys related to Homelessness, Housing and Non-Housing needs which will be used to help create the Murfreesboro 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan update that is sent to Housing and Urban Development. This shapes how the city will spend its Community Development Block Grant over the next 5 years.
Funding for the activities carried out by this department is from the U.S. Department of Housing and the Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).
The Department offers housing programs that assist low- and moderate-income households. The Affordable Housing Program assists first-time home buyers with down payment and closing costs. The Housing Rehabilitation Program helps income-eligible homeowners correct substandard conditions in their home.
The department promotes fair housing within the city and offers assistance with any concern regarding rights under the fair housing laws. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds are also used for eligible public works projects and for public service grants to nonprofit agencies which provide services for income-eligible residents. For more information, see the city’s Action Plan or its end of the year report (CAPER).
In a continuing effort to meet the needs of Murfreesboro residents, we encourage citizen participation in the planning process for community development activities. The department conducts public hearings at least twice each year. Hearings are publicized in local newspapers, on City Channel 3, and on the City website. The public is invited to public hearings and offer input on the proposed annual plan. The first of two hearings in 2018 was held March 8, 2018. The second hearing was April 12, 2018. Both hearings were conducted at Patterson Park Community Center.
You are invited to call the City of Murfreesboro Community Development Department at 615-890-4660, and get involved with your community.