Redeveloping Your Neighborhoods
The office of Community & Economic Development provides services that can deliver new life to areas within your community that have fallen into disrepair by revitalizing neighborhoods and redeveloping commercial properties and downtown areas.
We also believe in reinvesting in our local history. Where historical buildings and older communities are damaged from neglect, we will assist you in creating a Redevelopment Initiative for you community. We will match your community's needs with the appropriate grants and funding sources available, assist in retaining contractors to provide the services you need, and link your community with other non-profits that can help your community to implement your Redevelopment Initiative.
Contact us to set up an appointment to discuss your next housing development project.
- Federal, State, and Local Resources
- Community Development Block Grants
- Water and sewer systems
- Childcare facilities
- Senior citizen centers
- Public health facilities
- Multi-purpose community centers
- Rehabilitation and new construction of single and multi-family housing
- HOME Investment Partnership Program
- Acquisition of vacant or occupied housing for renovation
- Rehabilitation of single or multiple family structures
- New construction of single or multi-family housing
- Down payment assistance
- Tenant-based rental assistance
- Limited infrastructure extensions
- Preservation Tax Credits
- Single Family Rehabilitation Program
- Urgent Repair Program
- Brownfield Assessment
In 1974, Congress created the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to assist low and moderate-income families and to assist communities in the elimination of slums or blight. Eligible projects under this program include renovation and development of:
HOME is a Federal block grant that helps state and local governments create affordable housing for low-income households. Eligible activities for HOME grant money include:
Federal and state tax credit programs offer a terrific incentive to taxpayers who rehabilitate historic buildings for their own homes or for income-producing properties. A tax credit differs from a tax deduction. A tax deduction simply lowers the amount of your income that is subject to taxation. A tax credit provides a dollar-for-dollar reduction in the amount of taxes you owe. There are State and Federal programs available, and these credits may be used to reduce income taxes.
If a home is in need of major repairs and the homeowner's income is below 80% of the median for that area, the homeowner may qualify for the Single-Family Rehabilitation Program. This program makes funds available to local government and nonprofit agencies to facilitate these homes' rehabilitation.
Funds under the Urgent Repair Program are used by local organizations to provide grants for emergency home repairs for elderly homeowners and other homeowners with special needs whose household incomes are below 50% of the area median income. The funds also may be used for accessibility modifications that enable homeowners to continue living in their homes after an injury or illness.