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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.

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 Community Development Department conducted a Public Hearing on its proposed Annual Action Plan on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Patterson Park Community Center. The Third-Year Action Plan was submitted to HUD for review on June 27, 2017.

The Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the 2015-16 program year is available for review by the public.

In its 2016-17 budget, the City included funding to contract with the MTSU Social Work Department to develop a Conceptual Master Plan for a housing and social services campus. That report was presented to City Council on June 20, 2017, and may be viewed here.

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).

Housing Rehabilitation Program
The Housing Rehabilitation Program provides a service to owner-occupant residents of the city whose household income is at or below 80% of the area median as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The owner’s housing rehab needs must meet program guidelines and all homes are brought to minimum standards as determined by the International Property Maintenance Code.

This program is made possible with funding available to the city from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant.

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 2016 was held March 3, 2016.  The second hearing was April 7, 2016. Both hearings were held in the Dining Room 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.

Contact Us
John Callow

McFadden Community Center
211 Bridge Ave.
Room 136
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Ph: 615-890-4660
Fx: 615-217-2260

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.