Grants & Housing Department


Public Notice

The City of Galveston is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to annually submit a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). This report provides an assessment of the City’s progress in carrying out its five-year strategic plan and its one-year action plan for its HUD-funded programs: Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). The purpose of this notice is to make the CAPER report available to the public for comments prior to its submittal to HUD on August 29, 2018.

The City’s 2017 CAPER is available for review and comment from August 13th through 27th in the Grants & Housing Department, 2508 Ball Street, during the business hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. This report covers the 2017 Program Year of June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018 and contains a summary of programmatic accomplishments including a description of the resources made available, the investment of available resources, the geographic distribution and location of investments, the families and persons assisted, actions taken to affirmatively further fair housing, and other actions indicated in the strategic and action plans.

The Grants & Housing Dept. will conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to receive citizen comments on the City’s 2017 CDBG and HOME Programs CAPER on: 

Monday, August 27, 2018, 5:30 pm 

City Council Chambers City Hall

823 Rosenberg 2nd Floor, Galveston, Texas

 The City was required to estimate the amount of Program Income (PI) that it anticipated receiving for allocation purposes for the 2017 Action Plan. The City estimated the PI receipts of $15,000 in HOME for the 2017 Program Year. PI is primarily received from housing program loan payments and payoffs. The City received $99,915.08 in HOME PI. Due to the deviation of more than the City’s 25% rule for a substantial amendment, this is to notify the public of the difference in PI receipts that were available to complete the objectives of the City’s Consolidated Plan.

The City of Galveston encourages citizen participation. Comments regarding the 2017 CAPER or the amendment for actual HOME Program Income receipts may be directed to the Grants & Housing Department, 2508 Ball Street, Galveston, Texas 77550 or by telephone at (409) 797-3820. Comments will be received until 5 p.m. on August 27, 2018.

Note:  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, this facility is wheelchair accessible and has accessible parking spaces. Requests for special accommodations or interpretive service must be made at least 48 hours prior to this meeting. Please contact the Grants & Housing Department at (409) 797-3820.

2017 CAPER Executive Summary in English and Spanish click here

Primary Responsibilities

The Grants and Housing Department is primarily responsible for the administration, coordination, and management of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME).

The City of Galveston receives approximately $1.4 million annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under these programs.

Five-Year Strategy Plan

The Grants and Housing Department is responsible for the development of a five-year strategy assessing the nonhousing and housing community development needs of the city. This document, which is called the Consolidated Plan, guides the city's community development goals for three to five years.

Fund Awards

With the approval of City Council, CDBG, and HOME funds are awarded to a variety of neighborhood activities, nonprofit organizations, and city departments.

All CDBG funds must be used to meet one of three national objectives of the CDBG program. These objectives include:
  • Provide a benefit to low-moderate income persons
  • Eliminate a slum or blight condition
  • Meet an urgent community development need, as approved by HUD
The Grants and Housing Department monitors all CDBG and HOME funded activities for compliance with national objectives, eligible program beneficiaries, fiscal requirements, environmental requirements, and all program guidelines and statutory regulations.

Fair Housing

The department also functions as the city's Fair Housing Office.