Housing and Community Development


The Enclave Apartments Celebrate Grand Opening

With help from Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), funds provided by the federal department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and distributed by the State of North Carolina, The Enclave neighborhood is now the home to 51 families. The Enclave, a condominium neighborhood located off Shattalon Road in Winston-Salem, once consisted of foreclosed, unfinished, abandoned condominiums which became a magnet for crime. City and County leaders sought to transform and revitalize the area to create high quality, affordable housing for individuals with fixed or low incomes. The funds helped to create a safe and attractive living environment, complete with a clubhouse, playground, and a workout facility, giving residents a place to be proud of. Miller-Valentine Residential Development Company has finished 68 apartments and condos while simultaneously giving hope to the occupants of The Enclave who, in the past, might have found it difficult to find high quality, affordable housing. With inexpensive housing no longer just a possibility, there is already a waiting list consisting on 120 hopeful inhabitants who hope to be a part of The Enclave neighborhood.

The Enclave features 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, a community clubhouse, playground and indoor workout facility. Watch video

Assets and Opportunity Profile

Winston-Salem is one of three cities throughout North Carolina that was selected to participate in the Corporation for Enterprise Development's Municipal Economic Opportunities Project (MEOP). The MEOP report examines asset poverty in Forsyth County and Winston-Salem. This is a valuable tool as we continue to work towards alleviating poverty in our community.
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New Century IDA is proud to have empowered nearly 500 families in Forsyth County to become first time home buyers. Learn more about the many benefits this has on our community.
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Increasing the quantity and improving the quality of affordable housing for low and moderate-income families by focusing on:

  • housing rehabilitation
  • home buyer assistance
  • homeownership counseling
  • housing construction
  • technical assistance
  • grant writing
  • minimum housing code enforcement

The Housing and Community Development Department serves the municipalities of Bethania, Clemmons, Kernersville, Lewisville, Rural Hall, Tobaccoville, Walkertown and the unincorporated areas of Forsyth County. Also, first time homebuyers can choose to purchase their home in the Winston-Salem city limits.

The County uses local funds to leverage both state and federal housing assistance dollars. Federal funding is awarded annually from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the HOME Consortium Program. Other funds come from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency (NCHFA) and the North Carolina Department of Commerce’s Division of Community Assistance (DCA).