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Department of Metropolitan Development
1 NW Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Civic Center Complex Room 306
Evansville, IN 47708
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  • Phone:  (812) 436-7823
  • Fax:  (812) 436-7809
  • TTY/TDD:  (812) 436-4928
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  • Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT
    Executive Director- Kelley Coures

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Department of Metropolitan Development

Mission Statement
Promoting community development and urban revitalization through human and infrastructural development.

Community Development
Community development activities build stronger and more resilient communities through an ongoing process of identifying and addressing needs, assets, and priority investments.

Community development activities may support infrastructure, economic development projects, installation of public facilities, community centers, housing rehabilitation, public services, clearance/acquisition, microenterprise assistance, code enforcement, homeowner assistance and many other identified needs.

The City of Evansville is preparing its Five Year (2020-2024) Consolidated Plan for federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.   Please rate the importance of spending public dollars on the community development and housing activities listed in the survey. Rank based on your view of the activity as a High, Medium or Low Priority. The 2019 City of Evansville Household Income Guidelines are provided to help complete the survey. Thank you for your input, and making our community a better place to live. Please click the link below for the survey: Consolidated Plan Survey(2020-2024)

Socio Economic Demographic Study 2017

Evansville’s NRSA Emergency Relief Program

The purpose of this economic development program is to provide financial assistance to small, for-profit businesses located within the City of Evansville’s Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Areas (NRSA) that have been directly affected by revenue loss resulting from COVID-19 and its subsequent Executive Orders and local Emergency Ordinances requiring a limitation on business operations.


NRSA Arts District Map

NRSA Jacobsville Map


Provides staff support assisting the Evansville Redevelopment Commission in the coordination and execution of redevelopment or economic development activities. 

Historic Preservation Service
Provides services to develop and expand preservation activities through public awareness and education; conducts Section 106 reviews and National Register nominations.

Neighborhood Stablization Program (NSP) 
NSP1 funds have been amended to add another option to the activities listed for use and beneficiaries of homes rehabbed, reconstructed, and newly constructed, in the City of Evansville.