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


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

Houses rehabilitated to keep families in their homes


First time homebuyers assisted


Total homeownership investment


Total Housing Rehab investment


Median household income

Fastest growing sectors

Arts, healthcare, education


Working age population

Largest Employment Sectors

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

Latest News
Apply Online for Down Payment Assistance

Apply Online for Down Payment Assistance

Forsyth County Community & Economic Development is excited to announce that citizens looking to purchase homes in Forsyth County may securely apply Online for Down Payment Assistance. The Application Portal is going LIVE Friday, October 15, 2021.

Meet our Team
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Kyle Haney

Community & Economic Development Director
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Bianca Green

Loan Officer
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Ashley Pendley

Department Business Manager
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Justin Stevens

Housing Rehabilitation Specialist
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Bryn Lenkaitis

Administrative Assistant
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Ieisha Carter

ARPA Administrator
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Luke Hoffman

Workforce Liaison

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