Community Development Block Grant Program  [cdbg]

Responsibilities


The Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides the basic funding necessary to administer the many housing, public works, economic development, and public service activities which help to further the city’s overall community development objectives. This program is intended to support the city as it continues to grow and improve, and to help serve the most vulnerable members of our community. The department welcomes input from community members throughout the grant process, including two public hearings and a community input meeting. Public comment forms are available in English and Spanish by clicking here

Accomplishments


Some of the accomplishments managed through the Community Development Office include:
  • Construction of new energy-efficient single family housing and rehabilitation of affordable housing throughout the city’s older neighborhoods
  • Curb re-setting
  • Demolition of hundreds of unsafe and abandoned buildings throughout the city
  • Improvements to public facilities such as parks and playgrounds and various city buildings including the Senior Center, Library and City Hall
  • Provision of essential public services ranging from after school programs for youth to assistance to senior citizens to police walking patrols and drug enforcement activities
  • Safety and beautification improvements including street trees
  • Street and sidewalk improvements along many of the city’s entryways, including accessibility improvements.

Current Programs


Current CDBG funded programs which are carried out by other entities:

  • Boys and Girls Club After School Transportation Program
  • NewVue Communities Small Business Assistance
  • Board of Health Code Enforcement
  • MIHN Family Shelter
  • Police Drug Enforcement
  • YMCA Youth Program
  • MOC Cleghorn Center
  • Our Father's House Outreach