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:
- Entitlement: Provides funds directly to urban areas
- 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: Emma Ford, Human Resources, (850) 215-6654 504/ADA Compliance: Bill Frye, Director of Public Works, (850) 871-1033
Click here to view a Fair Housing Public Service Announcement.