The Housing program works to fund projects designed to develop decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing. As part of the Commonwealth’s allocation from the CDBG program, these projects have been allocated $3,093,000 for 2016 with the maximum amount of $1,000,000 of CDBG funding per project.
Who can Apply: All cities and counties are eligible to apply for the funds with the exception of entitlement communities.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for DLG to provide assistance to communities for use in revitalizing neighborhoods, expanding affordable housing and economic opportunities, providing infrastructure and/or improving community facilities and services. With the participation of their citizens, communities can devote these funds to a wide range of activities that best serve their own particular development priorities. All project activities must meet at least one of three national objectives:
- benefit to low and moderate income persons;
- prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or
- meeting particularly urgent community development needs.