The City’s Community Development Division manages three types of funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address the issues of housing, homelessness, economic development opportunities and quality of life in our community:

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
  • HOME Investment Partnership (HOME)
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

Priority Needs and Goals

Community Development conducts a community needs assessment to identify goals and priority needs for funding. These are found in the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan (link). Projects chosen to receive funding must align with these five priorities and their associated goals:

1. Improved Public Infrastructure & Facilities

1A. Expand Public Infrastructure

1B. Improve Public Infrastructure Capacity

1C. Improve Access to Public Facilities

2. Increased supply of Affordable Housing

2A. Provide Owner Occupied Housing Rehab

2B. Increase Homeownership Opportunities

2C. Increase Affordable Rental Housing Options

3. Public Services & Quality of Life Improvements

3A. Provide Supportive Services for Special Needs

3B. Provide Vital Services for LMI Households

4. Neighborhood Economic Development Opportunities

4A. Direct Assistance to For-Profit Businesses

5. Homeless Housing & Supportive Services

5A. Provide Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Assistance
5B. Provide Assistance for Street Outreach and Homeless Shelters


Activities selected for funding in the 2020 program year (April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021) are listed here by project heading:

  • CDBG: Housing Programs
  • CDBG: Public Services   
  • CDBG: Public Facilities & Infrastructure 
  • CDBG-CV Public Services (CARES Act Coronavirus Response Funds)
  • HOME: Non-CHDO Development Activities (A Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) is a special type of private nonprofit entity.)        
  • HOME: Homebuyer Assistance Program
  • HOME: Tenant Based Rental Assistance
  • ESG: Homeless Housing and Services