City of Rocky Mount - Housing and Community Development

Established at the falls of the Tar River, Rocky Mount is a leading cultural, economic and education center of Eastern North Carolina. With lovely parks and greenways, this city of over 50,000 lies in two counties, Nash and Edgecombe, and is home to North Carolina Wesleyan College as well as Nash and Edgecombe Community colleges. The 165,000 square-foot Rocky Mount Event Center is the region’s premier sports and entertainment venue and the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences, which is housed in a lovingly renovated tobacco warehouse, serves as the community’s cultural gem. The city is served by three major highways: Interstate 95 to its west; U.S. 87 is its main east-west corridor and U.S. 301 (Wesleyan Boulevard) is the main north-south corridor. The city has easy access to Raleigh (55 miles) and the Research Triangle. It is also a two-hour drive from Wilmington and the beautiful North Carolina coast. Easy access to major highways and Raleigh-Durham International Airport make Rocky Mount a great place to live and do business. With its temperate climate and proximity to both the North Carolina mountains and Atlantic Ocean beaches, Rocky Mount provides residents with the best of both worlds.

The Housing and Community Development Department works to maximize access to opportunities that enable city residents to achieve self-sufficiency and live in dignity by leveraging funds for public-private partnerships, mixed-income and mixed-use developments, and fostering socio-economic inclusivity through targeted redevelopment targeting neighborhoods with the highest need and potential for catalyzing equitable growth.

May 30, 2024
Full time
$62,855 - $94,282 yearly
City of Rocky Mount - Housing and Community Development Rocky Mount, NC, USA
SALARY: $62,854.97 - $94,282.46 APPLY HERE: Description: Are you passionate about affordable housing and making a tangible impact? Rocky Mount is hiring for a Senior Planner that will help establish our newly established Housing Affordability and Redevelopment Division within the Housing and Community Development Department. This role will have a chance to help our Housing Manager build a division dedicated to ensuring all residents have access to quality, affordable housing and ensuring that growth in our region benefits the most distressed areas in our community. What You Get to Do: 🔹 Lead and manage planning initiatives focused on housing affordability and the redevelopment of disinvested areas, reporting to Housing Manager directly. 🔹 Provides insightful recommendations for development opportunities within the community,...