Community Development overview

Community Development Overview


As part of our efforts to develop safe, healthy and thriving communities, we administer programs that promote affordable housing development, support low- and moderate-income homeowners and home buyers, and improve the living environment in our communities most in need.

We work with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other funding sources to offer these programs.


Community Development Project Portfolio

Project Portfolio

Our Community Development Project Portfolio is an overview of projects that are in process or have been completed.


Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)

Our Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) provide funding for community improvements and projects that benefit low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. Through this federal program, funds are awarded annually.


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HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)

We use the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) to provide low-interest loans to developers of affordable housing. Funds can be used to buy, rehabilitate and/or construct affordable housing developments. We also use HOME funds to provide assistance to home buyers with down payment and closing costs, and to support vulnerable populations as they transition to permanent housing.

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) may be used by emergency shelter operators and other service providers for activities including street outreach, homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing and data collection.


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Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program is used to create long-term strategies for housing and support services needed by low-income people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Developer Incentives and Funding for Affordable Housing

Find programs and benefits for developers, an explanation of Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and the developer incentive process.