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Community Development Program

Emergency Repair (ER

Program Guidelines

According to the Emergency Repair guidelines, a single family home may qualify for assistance under the following circumstances: "An unforeseen combination of circumstances which call for immediate action to protect the health or safety of the occupants and the possible spread of threatening conditions to the neighborhood as a whole". 

Every effort will be made to utilize the assistance of other City departments to assist in identifying legitimate Emergency Repair situations. 

The maximum grant for the Emergency Repair Program is $2,500. 

The Emergency Repair program is designed to assist in the following specific areas of repair:

  • Sewer Lines
  • Gas Lines
  • Air Conditioning (seasonal)
  • Heaters (seasonal)
  • Water Lines
  • Water Heaters
  • Electrical Systems

Grant Funded Programs

Community Development Block Grant

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to 1209 general units of local government and States. The following organizations are given funds through the CDBG:

HOME Investment Partnerships Program

There are five general purposes of HOME programs:

  1. Expanding the supply of decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing.
  2. Expanding the capacity of nonprofit Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) to develop and manage affordable housing.
  3. Leveraging federal housing assistance funds with State and local matching contributions and private investment.
  4. Promoting the development of public-private partnerships to utilize effectively all available resources to provide affordable housing.
  5. Helping low- and very-low-income families develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become responsible tenants and homeowners.

The following Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) are funded under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program and provide different services under the HOME program:

Emergency Solutions Grant

The New Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) replaces the previous Emergency Shelter Grant and incorporates components from the Emergency Shelter Grant and the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program. The new ESG provides services to homeless and at risk individuals and families under the following components: 
Emergency Shelter: 1. Essential Services, 2. Rehab and Renovation of facility, 3.Shelter Operations. 

Homeless Prevention: 1. Rent and utility assistance for individuals and families who have experienced a recent (30 days) loss of income and have an eviction notice for rent or a disconnect notice for utility assistance. 

Rapid Re-Housing: 1. Housing Relocation and Stabilization Services, 2. Short-term and median-term rental assistance, 3. utility assistance, 4. moving cost, 5. housing placement, 6. case management, 7. legal services, 8. credit repair. 

Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS): 1. Computer software program required of all recipients and subrecipients to gather data and enter into the HMIS to track services provided. 

The following agency/providers funded under the Emergency Solutions Grant provide different services under one or more of the components: