The Planning and Community Development Department annually receives grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Community Development and Housing division administers three primary HUD grants:
- Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
The CDBG program assists communities to improve housing and living conditions and expand economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income persons. CDBG helps to create jobs through the expansion and retention of businesses. Local governments use the flexibility of CDBG funds to partner with the private and nonprofit sectors to develop and upgrade local housing, water, infrastructure and human services programs.
- Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
The Emergency Solutions Grants program is a competitive grant that awards funds to private nonprofit organizations, cities and counties to provide the services necessary to help persons that are at-risk of homelessness or homeless quickly regain stability in permanent housing.
- Home Investment Partnerships Grant (HOME)
HOME provides grants to states and localities that communities use - often in partnership with local nonprofit groups - to fund a wide range of activities, including building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or home ownership or providing direct rental assistance to low-income people. HOME grants are designed to create affordable housing for low-income households.
These programs help improve quality of life for those in need who qualify based on the specific grant requirements.