Community Development

Your Opinion Counts!

The City of Norwich is preparing its 2020-2024 5-Year Consolidated Plan.  This plan is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order for the City to receive federal funds through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

It is important we hear the opinions of the public on issues of community and housing needs.  This survey is one way we will gather input.

Your answers are confidential.  This information will be reported in combination with other survey responses in summary format to protect your privacy.  Please do not write your name or other personal information on the survey.  If you have questions about the survey, please contact the Community Development office at or (860) 823-3770. 

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The department contributes to the overall economic and community development of the City of Norwich through administering and creating programs that, among other activities, benefit low and moderate-income residents.

The Department of Community Development contributes to Norwich development by investing in infrastructure and revitalization projects. The department simultaneously assists individual residents by administering programs that foster financial stability.  The department seeks to make investments based on the Five-Year Consolidated Plan as categorized below:

Provide Decent Affordable Housing

  • Programs that increase homeownership opportunities as well as promote code improvement and energy efficient housing

Create a Suitable Living Environment

  • Activities addressing quality of life issues that encourage collaboration and foster a sense of community on a city-wide scale

Expand Economic Opportunities for Low-to-Moderate Income Residents

  • Proposals that provide a measurable increase in job creation through business retention/expansion/creation
  • Proposals that will create an improved skill set and result in direct employment or business creation