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Community Development Block Grants
Contact
Leah Bloom
Housing and Grants Administrator
211 W. Aspen            
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
928-213-2752
 


Hours: Monday - Friday
Winter:   8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Summer: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
 
The FY2015-2016 CDBG application process has ended.  Please check back at this website in the Fall to access the 2016-2017 application.

Overview

The City of Flagstaff receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG funds are provided on a formula basis to entitled communities to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing, suitable living environments, and/or by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate income persons. In addition, activities funded with CDBG funds also must meet the goals, strategies and objectives identified in the City’s FY 2011-2015 Consolidated Plan. 

After an extensive public participation process, where community proposals for funding are received and ranked, the Flagstaff City Council sets CDBG priorities and decides the ultimate use for the CDBG grant, to fund projects within the Flagstaff city limits.  Last year's funded activities/projects with 2014/2015 CDBG funds include:

               

                                               2014/2015 CDBG Program and Project Descriptions
 

Public Services Activities

  • Catholic Charities – PATH Program Expansion and Operating Assistance - $30,000.00

CDBG funds will support the Catholic Charities Community Services Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) program to increase their outreach capabilities and provide additional supplies to as many as 1,200 homeless persons.  PATH is an outreach program that engages and assists individuals in homeless situations, provides life-sustaining supplies and encourages individuals to enter mental health treatment and permanent housing.

  • Flagstaff Shelter Services – Operating Assistance - $38,911.00

Flagstaff shelter services will expand the availability of winter emergency shelter and related services to serve an additional 145 homeless women.  CDBG assistance will provide operating support and direct client services.

  • Northland Hospice and Palliative Care – Operating Assistance - $20,000.00

Northland Hospice and Palliative care will provide room and board, 24-hour assisted living and comprehensive hospice care to 20 terminally ill low-moderate income individuals who lack adequate care giving or housing resources.
 

Public Facilities Activities

  • Catholic Charities – Minor Rehabilitation - $27,200.00

CDBG funds will support the minor rehabilitation of emergency shelter and permanent supportive housing by Catholic Charities Community Services.  Facilities are located in the Sunnyside and Southside target areas and assist 21 families experiencing homelessness with housing and related supportive services.

  • The Guidance Center - Inverrary House Rehabilitation - $32,651.00

The Guidance Center will utilize CDBG funds to make critical repairs to Inverrary House, a facility that provides long-term supportive housing for eight chronically homeless adults diagnosed with serious mental illness.  Renovations will include a new roof, flooring replacement, and exterior repainting.

  • City of Flagstaff - Capital Arroyo Park Infrastructure - $84,706.73

CDBG funding will support continued roadway access improvements at the park access road and parking area at Arroyo Park in the Park Knoll neighborhood.  Improvements will include paving of roadway and parking areas, drainage swale grading and any necessary storm water detention.

Housing and Economic Development Activities

  • BOTHANDS Inc. - BOTHANDS Financial Assistance Program - $150,000.00

Bothands will provide eight low-income first-time homebuyers with direct financial assistance to purchase a home.  In addition, Bothands will provide one-on-one homebuyer counseling to as many as 125 families to help them prepare for homeownership, understand the home-buying process, and make educated housing decisions.

  • City of Flagstaff - Owner Occupied Housing Rehab - $110,000.00
  • The City will continue to utilize CDBG funds to conduct owner occupied housing rehabilitation.  This program often serves elderly persons and persons with disabilities and priority is given to homes located in target areas.  It eliminates health and safety hazards; facilitates ADA accessibility and aging in place; stabilizes low income households through reduction of home repair and utility costs; increases building performance; revitalizes low income neighborhoods; and preserves the entry-level housing stock.