Our Mission

The Community & Economic Development department works to facilitate equitable economic growth and opportunity by supporting businesses, enabling revitalization and reinvestment, and promoting housing options that enhance the quality of life in our community.

Our Programs

Homeownership

We guide potential homebuyers on their journey to purchasing their first home by partnering in education and providing down payment assistance.

Economic & Workforce Development

We support the County’s economic growth through coordinated efforts among industry, education, and local government.

Housing Rehabilitation

We provide housing repair services that result in safe, stable, and suitable housing for qualifying Forsyth County residents.

Code Enforcement

We enforce the minimum housing standards throughout the county focusing on the health and safety of occupants and neighbors.

Community Initiatives

We support community projects and initiatives that align with the mission of our department.

Contact Us

Contact the Community and Economic Development Department for assitance.

Community & Economic Investment Fiscal Year 2021
18

Houses rehabilitated to keep families in their homes

18

First time homebuyers assisted

472000

Total homeownership investment

274000

Total Housing Rehab investment

53000

Median household income

Fastest growing sectors

Arts, healthcare, education

232000

Working age population

Largest Employment Sectors

healthcare, construction, education, accommodation & food services, retail trade

Latest News
Relaunch of Forsyth PPE Kit Program
2/18/2021

Relaunch of Forsyth PPE Kit Program

Due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback received, the Community and Economic Development Department has relaunched the Forsyth PPE Kit Program to equip and sustain operating businesses confronting the persisting pandemic.

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Meet our Team
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Kyle Haney

Community & Economic Development Director
haneyjk@forsyth.cc
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Bianca Green

Loan Officer
greenbl@forsyth.cc
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Ashley Pendley

Department Business Manager
pendlema@forsyth.cc
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Justin Stevens

Code Enforcement Officer
stevenjc@forsyth.cc
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Andrew Simmons

Housing Rehabilitation Specialist
simmonal@forsyth.cc
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Taylor Hutchins

Workforce and Economic Development Analyst
strasst2@forsyth.cc
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Bryn Lenkaitis

Administrative Assistant
lenkaib2@forsyth.cc
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Ieisha Carter

ARPA Administrator
carteri2@forsyth.cc
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Luke Hoffman

Workforce Liaison
hoffmalr@forsyth.cc

Fair Housing Statment

Forsyth County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, familial status, physical handicap or disability in its employment opportunities, programs, services or activities.

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Community & Economic Development

  • 201 North Chestnut Street
    Fifth Floor
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Phone: 336 703 2684
  • Fax: 336 727 8580
  • Email: Contact Us