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Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions (HOPE) Program

A new statewide initiative has been launched to help provide rent and utility assistance to eligible low- and moderate-income renters experiencing financial hardship due to the economic effects of COVID-19. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant program - Coronavirus and the U.S. Department of the Treasury Coronavirus Relief Funds. 

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Engineering Public Meeting

The Engineering Department will hold a public meeting on October 27th, at 6:00 p.m., via Zoom, in order to discuss a proposed median on College Street. Copies of the letters sent to property owners along the impacted streets and an example of the area are provided below, along with the Zoom information.  All those interested are encouraged to attend. 

Topic: Engineering Public Meeting
Time: Oct 27, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 818 4701 8802
Passcode: 800111
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929 205 6099

Letter Copy
Median Example-College Street 
Main Street Example
Main Street Example 2

Photographers of All Ages: Annual Greeting Card - Pictures Wanted

Tis the Season!

The City of Oxford would like to feature local scenes on the front of its annual greeting card. We invite photographers of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels to enter
their best photos for a chance to be featured on the front of the City of Oxford’s 2020 greeting card with authorship specified on the back of the card.

To be eligible, the photo must be taken within the City Limits and must be scenes that are appropriate for the winter or the Holiday Season from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. 

Entries may be submitted in person to the City Clerk’s office at City Hall (300 Williamsboro Street), or by emailing the picture and a brief description of the picture   

For more information, please contact Oxford City Hall at 919-603-1100.

Halloween Activities in the City of Oxford

While the City of Oxford, in following the guidelines outlined by the CDC and  Governor Roy Cooper, is not planning or coordinating any Halloween activities this year due to COVID-19, traditional Trick-or-Treating activities will be left up to the decision of individual households and neighborhoods. 
Anyone choosing to participate in Halloween activities and/or Trick-or-Treating is strongly recommended and encouraged to follow the guidelines established by the CDC. 

 The CDC guidelines can be found here.

2nd Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

The City of Oxford is hosting the 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive from October 1st - November 20th. Help give back to families in need by bringing your non-perishable food items to any City Department drop box! 
For any questions, please call 919-603-1102 or email

Halloween House Decoration Contest

Starting on October 1st the City of Oxford will be accepting nominations for the best and your favorite Halloween decorated house! Enter for a chance to win Halloween centered goodies, by either nominating yourself, a friend, or a stranger.
Nominations can be made through Facebook, emailing, or by calling 919-603-1102. The contest will run from October 1st - October 27th.

Operation Medicine Drop 2020

The Oxford Police Department would like to announce their participation in the 2020 Fall Operation Medicine Drop Campaign, beginning October 19th and running through October 26, 2020, during National Poison Prevention Week. This week citizens may bring expired medicine from their medicine cabinets to the Oxford Police Department, 204 East McClanahan St. Oxford NC, to be disposed of.  The hours for the medicine drop off will be Monday through Friday 8:30 am until 4:30 pm and Saturday from 9 am until 1 pm. We encourage you to bring all expired medicine, however, we are unable to accept liquid medication. Please spread the word to your friends and neighbors and come participate in this event.  We look forward to seeing you.

City of Oxford COVID-19 Response *Please Read*

As the number of cases of COVID-19 rises in North Carolina, the City of Oxford is making the health and safety of our citizens and employees a priority.  The City is closely monitoring the situation and taking the necessary precautions to maintain a safe workplace and community.

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