Current Projects

Affordable Housing Development


The City of Sanford works with area non-profit affordable housing developers such as Brick Capital Community Development Corporation, Sanford Area Habitat for Humanity and the Sanford Affordable Housing Development Corporation to provide redevelopment lots at a nominal fee for the production of affordable housing.

In addition, citizens and for-profit developers are able to purchase the lots at tax value to develop affordable housing in the designated redevelopment area. Plans must be approved prior to purchase and deed restrictions apply.

Revitalization Strategies Project


Efforts focused on renovation of the WB Wicker School on Vance Street. The project is an award winning reuse of a dilapidated building into a multipurpose community center. Other components of the project involved revitalization efforts in the neighborhoods surrounding the school.

These are 2 of the 12 Supportive Housing Units for Transitional Housing for Victims of Domestic Violence in collaboration with HAVEN, the Lee-Harnett Mental Health Department, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Authority, and Section 8 within the Sanford Housing Authority.

Single Family Rehab Program


Income eligible homeowners can receive up to $45,000 to make improvements to their home including, energy-efficient roof replacement. To qualify, the applicant must be elderly (62 or older) or legally disabled, own or have life time right to your home, and be in need of emergency home repairs.

Citizens that wish to benefit from the rehabilitation efforts must be homeowners and income eligible. They may contact the Department to be placed on a waiting list. Call Karen Kennedy at 919-718-4657 extension 5391, or email.

Urgent Repair Rehabilitation Project


Income eligible homeowners can receive up to $8,000 to allocate urgent repair to their home such as roof replacement. To qualify the applicant must be elderly (62 or older) or legally disabled, own or have life time right to your home, and be in need of emergency home repairs.

Youth Council


The Youth Council City of Sanford and Lee County Youth Council is a body whose mission is to represent the views and needs of Sanford and Lee County's youth to local decision makers.