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CDBG Program

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program was passed by Congress as Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to help cities address their community development needs. In 1981, Congress amended the legislation to allow states to administer CDBG funds to serve communities outside the large cities and urban counties. The law requires that seventy percent of all CDBG funds be spent on activities that benefit low- or moderate-income people. The Division of Housing uses a portion of the state's CDBG funding to provide or improve permanent residential structures that will house low and moderate income households outside of the larger cities and counties, which are known as "entitlement areas."

Eligible Grantees: Local governments (non-entitlement)


Eligible Activities (Housing):

  • Property acquisition
  • Rehabilitation of property for permanent housing, including rental housing and single-family owner-occupied housing.
  • Down Payment Assistance programs (DPA)
  • Conversion of non-residential structures into permanent housing
  • New housing construction by a community-based development organization
  • Public services such as services for the homeless, or removal of architecural barriers for the elderly or severly disabled, or homeownership assistance.



Home provided through Summit County DPA


Links To:

DOH Staffing and Regional Assignments

Application Forms

Revolving Loan Fund Guide

Program Income Guide

DOLA CDBG Guidebook

Division of Local Government CDBG Page

HUD CDBG Program Page


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