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Community Development

Community Development Department


The City of Owensboro Community Development Department uses allocated federal funds for the redevelopment of inner-city neighborhoods for the benefit of low to moderate income families and to enhance economic development opportunities.

  • Economic & Community Development
  • Housing Programs - rehabilitation and new home construction

               How do I become a potential buyer for a city-built home?

                   1. Contact Keith Free

                   2. Obtain your own financing from a bank or mortgage company.

                   3. Meet income guidelines.

                   4.  Provide documents for proof of income and household status.


  Channel 75 - Watch 'Community Developments' - World Changers 2014 Video

  Channel 75 - Watch 'Community Developments' - Cottages of Mechanicsville Ribbon Cutting Video

               Request for Proposals (RFP) for 911 Allen Street Cleanup

               Final ABCA and RAPP Document for 911 Allen Street Cleanup


Download 'Neighborhoods by Design House Plans' (September 2010)


Contact the City Community Development Staff:


More information on Housing and Urban Development


View the Mechanicsville Redevelopment Plan 2010-2014

View the Mechanicsville Revitalization Strategy Area 2012-2013 Action Plan

View the 2010-2015 Consolidated Plan [PDF] Updated 4/7/2010

Overview of Neighborhood Redevelopments 2000-2010 (PowerPoint)

2014-2015 Annual Action Plan 

Mechanicsville Revitalization Strategy Area 2013-2014