The Community Development Division joins local partners with resources to increase access to housing, support capacity-building for local non-profit organizations, to create a sustainable community, and to promote neighborhood revitalization.The Division is primarily responsible for managing federal grant programs, including:
CDBG: Community Development Block Grant
HOME: HOME Investment Partnerships Program
VISTA: AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America
Activities assisted with Community Development programs must benefit lower income households and neighborhoods.City staff facilitates an annual allocation process to develop housing and neighborhood projects.
Guidelines for organizations to participate in the VISTA program are available through a Host Site proposal process held throughout the year.
The Division specializes in several best practice initiatives to support federal grant programs, including: