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:

  1. Entitlement: Provides funds directly to urban areas
  2. 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 will be used for housing rehabilitation. The money will be used to assist low- and moderate-income city residents with physical improvements that address building code, safety, and other rehabilitation items.

To report a potential civil rights violation, contact:

   Fair Housing Coordinator: Eddie Cook, City Manager, (850) 871-6000   

   Equal Employment Opportunity: Patricia Johnson, Human Resources, (850) 215-6654                                                                                                                                  

   504/ADA Compliance: Bill Frye, Zoning and Code Enforcement, (850) 215-7613

To view a Fair Housing Public Service Announcement