City of Gastonia Receives $2.8 Million Grant for Housing Assistance

Asking the Public to Complete a Survey to Identify Areas of Need


The City of Gastonia’s Housing & Community Engagement Department is conducting a survey to determine how best to use funds from a recent grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The $2.8 million HOME American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) Grant can be used to help people who need assistance with housing or will lose housing.

We know that there is a great need in our city for housing assistance,” said Mayor Walker E. Reid. “We want the community to help us determine how best to use the funds by taking the survey and expressing their opinions.”

How to Take the Survey?
The public can take the survey online here by January 20, 2023.

This is a great opportunity for the public to help us understand the needs for housing in our communities and we encourage as many to take it as possible,” said Director of Housing & Community Engagement, Danette Dye. “Information from the survey will be used to help the City develop appropriate programs for housing assistance.”

The HOME-ARP Grant funds can also be used for staff to manage the program and training and development for non-profit organizations.

Learn more about the City’s Housing & Community Engagement Department on this webpage.