Hamilton County, an Urban County as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), began receiving CDBG funding in 2004. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds may be used for housing, economic development, public infrastructure and public services in its local communities. Programs and projects must benefit low to moderate-income households, individuals or neighborhoods with high percentage of low to moderate-income residents.
CDBG may be used to support a wide array of housing and social services including low-income home repair, public facility construction and rehabilitation, the demolition of unsafe structures, summer youth programs, employment training, and senior services. The program helps tackle the county’s most serious community challenges. Eligible activities under the CDBG program:
- Benefit low and moderate-income persons
- Prevent or eliminate slums or blight
- Community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community