Community Development Objectives & Goals

National Community Development Objectives

  • Benefit low and moderate income persons
    • In addition to low-and moderate-income individuals, there are groups of individuals that are generally presumed to meet this criteria such as: abused children, battered spouses, elderly persons, handicapped persons, homeless persons, illiterate persons, and migrant farm workers.
  • Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight
    • Elimination of slums blight in a designated area or neighborhood. There must be a substantial number of deteriorated or deteriorating building or public improvements throughout the area.
    • Elimination of slums or blight on a spot basis. Eligible activities must be designed to eliminate specific conditions of blight or physical decay on a spot basis not located in a slum or blighted area. The activity must be limited to: acquisition, clearance, relocation, historic preservation and rehabilitation of buildings.
  • Meet community development needs having a particular urgency.
    • An urgent need occurs when exiting conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health and welfare of the community. This category typically funds needed activities that result from floods, earthquakes, etc.

Note: Please contact staff as early as possible if you feel that you have a project that falls into this category. Additional specific eligibility requirements need to be met to qualify in this category.

Local Community Goals

  • Ensure services to provide for basic human needs
    • Prevention of and shelter for the homeless and battered.
    • Food services.
    • Health services.
    • Services that enhance the safety and welfare of the community.
  • Provide safe, decent and affordable housing
    • Rehabilitate existing housing.
    • Support the development of affordable housing.
  • Establish safe and viable attractive neighborhoods
    • Support public improvement projects in qualifying neighborhoods.
    • Prevent and eliminate blighted and deteriorated areas.
    • Support safe public facilities.
  • Enhance resources for positive individual, family, and community growth
    • Develop special projects/services for the elderly, handicapped and children.
    • Develop recreation opportunities.
    • Provide fair housing, counseling, information and mediation.
  • Create employment opportunities and economic growth
    • Support Economic Development Activities.