Housing & Community Development
The Housing and Community Development Department uses a team of Code Enforcement Officers to enforce city property maintenance codes and ordinances, as well as Community Development who manages grants, and Housing First to assist the chronic homeless.
The Housing and Community Development Department is made up of three different departments: Code Enforcement, Neighborhood Relations, and Housing First.
Code Enforcement enforces the city property maintenance and zoning codes. Contrary to popular belief, the property maintenance and zoning codes pertain to all buildings located within the corporate limits not just residential structures. Code Enforcement also enforces the landlord licensing ordinance. Any property owner who owns rental property within the city limits of Salisbury must first obtain a Rental Unit Owners License and then register each property that they own. This must be done through the HCDD. Applications can be downloaded via this web site, completed by the owner or property manager and mailed to HCDD.
Neighborhood Relations is charged with identifying and cultivating relationships with neighborhood leaders, community partners, and stakeholder groups. The purpose is to develop proactive community engagement and shepherd youth and family programming.
Housing First provides support services to the homeless in Salisbury to assist them with their housing needs by providing outreach and resource navigation to improve their quality of life. Housing First also provides Permanent Supportive Housing that helps house the chronically homeless population.
These three functions of HCDD are all supported by and work closely with the Community Development Grants and Finance segments of the City to achieve a better Salisbury for today and the future to come.