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Community Development Block Grant Program
Planning and Development

The County receives about $2 million each year from HUD to operate a community development block grant (CDBG) program in its unincorporated area and in the fifteen following cities with populations of less than 50,000:

Participating Cities
Duncanville Combine University Park
Cedar Hill Coppell Sachse
Glenn Heights Cockrell Hill Balch Springs
Seagoville Hutchins Wilmer
Farmers Branch Lancaster Highland Park

The CDBG program was created by Congress in 1974 to assist neighborhoods.  Its funding can be used for a wide variety of purposes as long as the projects either eradicate blight, principally benefit low/moderate income people, or eliminate a community-threatening condition.


About 65% of the County's funding is allocated to its participating cities using a formula that takes into account a city's population and the percentage of it that is low/moderate income.   The cities typically use this funding for code enforcement and to reconstruct streets, renovate parks, and install new water/sewer lines.


20% of the County's CDBG funding is used to operate the program and to manage its various projects (at any time, the program is usually funding about twenty different projects or activities).  The remaining 15% of the County's CDBG funding is used to operate a Home Loan Counseling Center which assists low/moderate income people who are interested in buying a home.

Dallas County Proposes FY2016 CDBG/HOME Projects and FY2016-FY2020 Consolidated Plan, Schedules Public Hearing, and Begins  30-Day Public Comment Period

Dallas County and its participating cities have recently proposed how approximately $2.2 million of CDBG funding and approximately $500,000 of HOME funding will be allocated for the fiscal year that will begin October 1, 2016.

As part of the process to determine how this funding should be utilized, the County has scheduled a public hearing for July 5 at 9:00 a.m. in the Allen Clemson Courtroom, 411 Elm Street, 2nd floor, in downtown Dallas.  Interested individuals may also discuss the proposed Consolidated Plan which identifies housing and community development needs and proposes objectives and activities for HUD funding that the County receives for the FY2016-FY2020 period.

It has also begun a thirty-day comment period during which the public can comment on and offer suggestions on the projects that have preliminarily been proposed as well as the proposed Consolidated Plan.  This thirty-day comment period will continue until 4:00 p.m. on July 25, 2016.  Comments, suggestions, and suggestions can be submitted to Rachel Brown, CDBG Project Coordinator, at 411 Elm Street, 3rd floor, Dallas, TX  75202 or at

Information pertaining to the projects that have preliminarily been proposed and the thirty-day public comment period can be downloaded below.

Proposed CDBG/HOME Projects

Public Hearing and Public Comment Notice

By virtue of its participation in the CDBG program, the County also receives about $500,000 of HOME funding and $100,000 of Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding each year.   The County's HOME funding is used to support both the Home Loan Counseling Center and the CDBG program's neighborhood improvement focus.  The Counseling Center uses its HOME funding to provide closing cost and down-payment assistance to low/moderate-income homebuyers; for more information about the down-payment assistance program, please call (214) 819-6060.




The CDBG program uses its HOME funding to operate a replacement housing program which demolishes owner--occupied low/moderate-income homes that are too dilapidated to be economically repaired and replaces them with newly-constructed homes of about 1000 square feet. For more information about this program, please call Karen Wavada at (214) 653-7627.

The County’s ESG funds are used to provide assistance to homeless organizations. For more information about this funding, please call Jesse Madsen at (214) 653-6368.