The mission of the Housing & Community Services Division, to deliver services benefiting low- and moderate-income Winston-Salem residents, requires a sustained focus on a wide range of needs and opportunities. Carrying out this mission also requires strong partnerships with our community. Funding is available to nonprofit organizations seeking to leverage public funds to improve or begin services to eligible populations within the City of Winston-Salem.

Non-profit agencies seeking funding to deliver eligible programming and services should visit the Community Agency Funding Page for more information. Eligible service areas include: 

Community and Social Service Programs

Social services span a wide range of eligible activities. The goal of these activities remains the same, however: lift up eligible populations with the personal and financial resources necessary to foster equitable access to social mobility and enhanced prosperity. In support of this goal, our funding sources are flexible and responsive to the needs and aspirations of a variety of local organizations. 

n End to Veteran Homelessness – United Way of Forsyth County

                   Point in Time Count Participants, United Way of Forsyth County


Examples of eligible community and social services activities include:

  • Homelessness case management and prevention
  • Homebuyer counseling and Individual Development Accounts (IDAs)
  • Summer youth employment programs
  • Free tax filing assistance and financial management counseling

Improvements and Renovations to Public Facilities

Our partner organizations who serve eligible populations often need physical spaces in which to carry out their services. Funding is available to support organizational growth with assistance for construction and physical upgrades to existing facilities. 


                                        Shelter Facility, Samaritan Ministries


Examples of eligible improvement and renovation activities include:

  • Shelters for persons experiencing homelessness and other community-serving facilities
  • Physical upgrades to facilities of non-profit agencies who offer services to low- and moderate- income persons 
  • Physical upgrades to facilitate socially-distant housing and care for at-risk populations during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Upgrades of information technology (IT) resources for eligible facilities