Community Development

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 2020-2025 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. 
Homelessness Needs Survey
Housing Needs Survey
Non Housing Needs Survey

City of Murfreesboro
Notice of Public Hearing
Tuesday March 10, 2020   5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Patterson Park Community Center
521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro

The City of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, expects to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development because of its standing as a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) city for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020.
Notice is hereby given that the Community Development Department will conduct a public hearing as indicated above to obtain comments from residents concerning their desires for expending these funds.
Input from the public will be used to assist the City in developing its 2020-2025 Consolidated Plan.    Interested residents are encouraged to attend these meetings.
If you require disability accommodations or have language needs, please contact the Community Development Department at least one week prior to meeting date.  For more information, contact the Community Development Department at 615-890-4660 or visit the City website: www.murfreesborotn.gov/Index.aspx?NID=112.

Community Development Department
P.O. Box 1139
Murfreesboro, TN  37133-1139

Funding


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).

Housing Programs


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).

Citizen Engagement


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.