CDBG funds must be used to meet a national objective: benefiting low and moderate income people, preventing and eliminating slums and blight, or urgent need. CDBG funds can be used for: buying property, public works, code enforcement, clearance and demolition, accessibility for disabled people, historic preservation, relocation payments, rehabilitation or reconstruction of housing, home ownership, housing services, lead-based paint evaluation and reduction, new housing construction, non-profit activities, public services, public facilities, special economic development, micro enterprises, Section 108 guarantees, planning, fair housing, citizen participation, and general administration. HOME funds must be used to benefit low and moderate-income people. HOME funds can be used for rehabilitation and reconstruction of single family and multifamily housing, home ownership, new housing construction, and tenant based rental assistance.
It is estimated that the City will be receiving $2,600,000 from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for Program Year 2010. The total includes approximately $1,700,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and approximately $900,000 HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds. In addition, the City estimates that it will receive $75,000 Program Income.
If you have additional questions or concerns, you may contact the Planning Department