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.

Latest News
IDA Program Launches

IDA Program Launches

Forsyth County launched its Microenterprise Individual Development Account Program recently. The IDA program provides courses in economic literacy and entrepreneurial training. Six businesses have been selected for the IDA program and the program expects to serve three cohorts of eight to ten small local businesses over the next three years.

Meet our Team
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Kyle Haney

Community & Economic Development Director
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Hasani Mitchell

Community & Economic Development Program Administrator
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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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Shatarra Smith

Administrative Assistant
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Andrea Sheetz

Workforce Development Analyst
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Anthony Davis

Code Enforcement Officer
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Arisbett Adame-Smith

Intake Specialist

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