National Community Development Week: April 22-26
Agencies from across the nation will be celebrating National Community Development week by uniting citizens, elected officials, media, program staff, subrecipients and beneficiaries through activities that recognize and showcase specific programs.
Georgia Department of Community Affairs will be recognizing the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program during #CDWeek2019 (April 22-26). The agency will be sharing success stories via social media in order to educate the public about the programs.
For more than 40 years, CDBG has provided local communities with an important source of funds to address affordable housing and community and economic development needs. The CDBG program provides grants to over 1,200 local governments to create neighborhood approaches that improve the physical, economic and social conditions in communities. Every $1 of CDBG leverages more than $4 in other funding, bringing additional vital resources to communities.
For more than 20 years, the HOME program has helped communities provide access to affordable housing for low-income households. The HOME program provides grants to more than 600 local participating jurisdictions to create safe, sanitary, and affordable housing in communities nationwide. Every $1 of HOME leverages more than $4 in other funding.
Both programs are administered nationally by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. These programs are needed more than ever to help our most vulnerable citizens and improve the overall condition of our neighborhoods.