Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program: $5,606,805
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a federal program which provides support for low and moderate income people and neighborhoods. CDBGs primary objective is to develop viable communities by providing low- to moderate- income families with decent, affordable housing and to expand local economic opportunities. Eligible activities include, but are 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.
Total countywide housing allocation for FY 13 is $5,606,805. The total CDBG allocation countywide was $11,106,547. Of this allocation, $3,385,496 was expended on housing, and $2,221,309 was expended for Program Planning & Administration (20 percent of the CDBG grant). Only housing related activities/funds are reported in this annual report.
The FY 2013-14 Income Chart
displays Broward County Median Income at $61,800 effective December 18, 2013. The FY 2013-14 Block Group Map
displays those areas in the County where U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has found that 51 percent of the population has income below 80 percent of the Median Family Income for the Fort Lauderdale Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Under the provisions of Community Development Block Grant regulation 24 CFR 570.902, CDBG funds shall be spent in a timely manner, so that no more than 1.5 times a grantee’s award amount is sitting unspent in any given year. Failure to meet this requirement would result in a reduction of the next annual grant allocation.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM CHART:
- Residential Rehabilitation Single-Family: $2,906,720
- Program Planning and Administration: $2,221,309
- Purchase Assistance: $280,095
- Foreclosure Prevention Counseling: $103,671
- Emergency Homeless Prevention: $95,000
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