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.
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