Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program:

CDBG is a flexible funding source that can be used for a variety of community development activities targeted towards low to moderate income individuals, households and neighborhoods (80% Area Median Income and below).  The CDBG program works to ensure decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities, and to create jobs through the expansion and retention of businesses. CDBG is an important tool for helping local governments address serious challenges facing their communities.

Examples of projects:

  • Streets, sewers, sidewalk construction
  • Construction or renovation of public facilities
  • Vocational training
  • Micro lending
  • Housing rehabilitation
  • Fair housing counseling
  • Economic development

HOME Programs:

The HOME Program is the largest Federal block grant to State and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households. Each year it allocates funds among the States and hundreds of localities nationwide.

The eligibility of households for HOME assistance varies with the nature of the funded activity. For rental housing and rental assistance household incomes must be no more than 60 percent of the HUD-adjusted median family income for the area. For homebuyer activities, the incomes of households receiving HUD assistance must not exceed 80 percent of the area median. HOME income limits are published each year by HUD.

Examples of projects:

  • Single family residential construction
  • New multi-family rental construction
  • Rental assistance
  • Homebuyer assistance
  • Home rehabilitation

CDBG and HOME funded activities are guided by needs, goals, and deliverables as identified in the Consolidated Plan.