Community Services

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As identified in the City’s strategic plan, creating livable neighborhoods is essential to creating a vibrant and sustainable City. The Housing & Community Services division utilizes the resources available to it, which includes but is not limited to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds through the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). These funds are used to improve public infrastructure, provide essential programs and services, and foster economic development in areas of most need.

Some examples of programs and activities delivered using CDBG funds include, but are not limited to:

  • Community & Social Service programs: homelessness case management, homebuyer counseling, homelessness prevention and summer youth employment programs.
  • Improvement to public and non-profit facilities: renovations to homeless shelters and other non-profit agencies offering services to low- and moderate- income persons
  • Economic development initiatives: creating a business incubator space, micro-enterprise loan assistance and technical assistance to business owners who are low- and moderate- income.

Non-profit agencies seeking funding to carry out eligible programs should visit the Community Agency Funding page for more information.

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