The City's Community development program is responsible for community and economic development programming and activities.
These activities generally include expanding commercial base, creating employment opportunities, economic development contract monitoring, budget control, compliance with state and federal regulations, administration of the housing rehabilitation loan program, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) administration (grant application, project development, fiscal management, and supervision of activities, programs and sub-grant accomplishments). For more information about Rhode Island's CDBG Program click HERE.
The City supports enhanced Community development opportunities through the following initiatives:
Hillside Avenue Improvements
John H. Chafee Boulevard Redevelopment
Maple Avenue Improvements
Newport Heights Project Infrastructure
North End Redevelopment
Washington Square Historic Restoration
Director of Civic Investment: Paul Carroll