Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)
Promoting Housing Equality & Community Rehabilitation
The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) is a federal program that provides funding for housing and community development. In 1974, Congress created the program by passing the Housing and Community Development Act, Title I. The national objectives of the program are to:
- Address urgent community development needs
- Benefit low- and moderate-income persons
- Prevent or eliminate slum or blight
The program, administered and funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, consists of two components:
- Entitlement: Provides funds directly to urban areas
- Small cities: Provides funds to the states for distribution to rural areas
The city is currently in the process of applying for a Community Development Block Grant, which - if successful - would be used for housing rehabilitation. The money would be used to assist low- and moderate-income city residents with physical improvements that address building code, safety, and other rehabilitation items.
Report Potential Civil Rights Violations
To report a potential civil rights violation including those related to Fair Housing, Equal Employment Opportunity, 504/ADA Compliance, please contact the City Clerk, at (850) 871-6000 ext. 116.
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