The 2011 CDBG Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report (CAPER) has been transmitted to the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). The complete transmittal is available under Documents below.
The City's FY 2012 CDBG allocation is $262,942.
The Port Orange City Council approved the FY 2012 Annual Action Plan on August 7, 2012. A copy of the approved plan is provided in the Documents section below. The majority of the City's CDBG funds will be used for the construction of sidewalks in low/mod income areas to create Safe Routes to School. More on the Safe Routes to School Sidewalk project is available under Documents below.
Public input is welcomed at any time on any aspect of the City's CDBG program. Please use the e-mail link, telephone number or mailing address as indicated below.
The Community Development Block Grant program is administered nationally by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Federal monies are awarded annually to cities and counties based upon a formula for activities designed to improve the quality of life within communities by providing decent, safe and sanitary housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities. Primary beneficiaries of CDBG funds must be low and moderate-income households. These are defined as a family whose annual income does not exceed 80% of the median income for the area. The CDBG program is authorized under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383, as amended; 42 U.S.C.-5301 et seq. The City of Port Orange became a CDBG entitlement community in 2006.
CDBG activities selected by a community for implementation must further the national objectives of improving the quality of life for low and moderate income persons; aid in the prevention or elimination of slum and blight; and meet a need having a particular urgency. Based upon a five (5) year Consolidated Plan adopted locally, communities may use CDBG funds that are allocated to them for the following: Acquisition of land and/or buildings; disposition of land or buildings; installation or construction of a public facility; clearance and demolition; housing services; homeownership assistance; rehabilitation of properties; code enforcement; historic preservation; lead-based paint testing, evaluation, reduction and clearance; public services; economic development and planning and administration.