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The City of Fayetteville is in frequent communication with our partners at the Cumberland County Department of Public Health and health officials at local, state, and federal agencies who are monitoring the situation and providing guidance on how to respond to COVID-19. Our top priority is to maintain essential services for our community while protecting the health and safety of our residents and employees. MORE INFO


Homelessness Initiative

The Cumberland County Continuum of Care on Homelessness

The City supports the Cumberland County Continuum of Care on Homelessness, the lead entity for planning and the coordination of homeless     activities in Cumberland County. The city does not receive Emergency  Solutions Grant funds (ESG) and therefore the funding of homeless services is very limited. We remain focused on providing technical support for service providers. The City also funds a limited amount of homeless activities.

The Fayetteville Police Department continues to assign a police officer to provide a uniform way to work with and identify homeless persons. The program has facilitated an effective communications network between the City and local homeless providers. The Homeless Project Officer assists individuals with getting connected with shelter, clothing, food, financial assistance and other necessities. There is also a Family Reunification Program administered by the officer to connect a homeless person with family or to a drug/alcohol rehab facility that is ready to take a new client.


During the 2019 - 2020 Program Year, the Economic & Community Development Department will provide support to the following homeless   service providers:


Request for Proposal (RFP)



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The PIT Count is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) mandated yearly count of both sheltered and  unsheltered homeless persons on a single night during the month of January. Below is the report for 2017:

 For more information, contact the Community Development Department at 910-433-1590.

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