Community Development Block Grant Program: $5,936,470
The primary objective of the CDBG program is to develop viable urban communities by providing safe decent housing, a suitable living environment and economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income households. Eligible activities include but not limited to: acquisition/disposition of real property, public improvements and facilities, public services, economic development activities, housing rehabilitation, homeownership assistance, removal of architectural barriers, construction of new multifamily rental, and emergency assistance/homeless prevention activities. Program Planning and Administration is the general management, oversight, and coordination of the CDBG Program and other related activities.
The geographic areas served under CDBG are the fourteen entitlement communities and the Urban County participating cities with populations under 50,000: Cooper City; North Lauderdale; Lauderdale Lakes; Lauderdale by-the-Sea; Oakland Park; Wilton Manors; Parkland; Lighthouse Point; Dania Beach; Hallandale Beach; Southwest Ranches; Pembroke Park and West Park. The unincorporated areas of central Broward County are also served. They include the neighborhoods of Boulevard Gardens, Washington Park, Franklin Park, and Roosevelt Gardens. Broward County Median Income at $61,700 effective December 11, 2012 and HUD has found the areas in the County where 51 percent of the population has income below 80 percent of the Median Family Income for the Fort Lauderdale Metropolitan Statistical Area (click here to see both charts).
Total countywide housing allocation for FY12 was $5,936,470, and the total CDBG allocation countywide was $14,177,906. Of this allocation, $3,100,889 was expended on housing, and $2,835,581 was expended for Program Planning & Administration (a maximum of 20 percent of the CDBG grant).
- Program Planning & Administration: $2,835,581
- Residential Rehabilitation Single-Family: $2,651,823
- Purchase Assistance: $203,790
- Emergency Homeless Prevention: $80,000
- Removal of Architectural Barriers: $78,000
- Multi-Family Rehabilitation: $77,276
- Foreclosure Prevention Counseling: $10,000
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