The Community Development Division’s objectives are to develop viable communities that provide decent, safe and sanitary housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities primarily for persons of low and moderate income. Through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Maricopa County receives funds annually to address community needs.
Community Development block grant (CDBG)
— This program makes a difference in the lives of thousands of people and communities across the County by providing resources to address unique community development needs. CDBG funds can be used to revitalize neighborhoods, expand affordable housing and economic opportunities, and improve community facilities and services. In Maricopa County, residents are benefiting from projects that increase fire protection, deliver safe drinking water, reduce dust, and create safe neighborhood parks.
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HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
– The HOME program helps increase the supply of affordable housing for low to moderate-income households. Funds can be utilized for activities that build, buy, and/or rehabilitate affordable housing for rent or homeownership or provide direct rental assistance to low income residents. In Maricopa County homes are rehabilitated to address code violations and increase energy efficiency of the home.
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Each activity funded with HUD grant programs must meet one of the national objectives: benefit low-and moderate-income persons, prevent or eliminate slums or blight, or address community development needs having a particular urgency. The HOME national objective is to expand the supply of decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing for low and moderate-income households.
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