Grants & Housing Department

CITY OF GALVESTON

              PUBLIC NOTICE

          2018 CDBG & HOME                          Programs

            Public Hearing 

The City of Galveston expects to receive approximately $1.34 million in 2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) ($1,131,617) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) ($214,810) funds based on the City’s 2017 allocations. The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers the CDBG and HOME Programs and has not issued the 2018 Allocations. The 2018 CDBG and HOME Proposed Projects have been developed to meet the City’s Consolidated Plan needs and priorities. The City is completing its 2018 planning process using these estimates to allow a timelier application submission to HUD upon the issuance of the 2018 Allocations. Deviations from these estimates may occur with the final HUD funding amounts and will be adjusted by the percentage of increase or decrease to each activity. 

The primary objective of the CDBG Program is the development of viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities with the focus of the benefits principally for low-moderate income persons. The primary purpose of the HOME Program is to expand the supply of decent, safe, sanitary affordable housing for very low- and low-income persons, with primary attention to rental housing for very low- and low-income families.

A PUBLIC HEARING to receive citizen comments on the City’s 2018 CDBG and HOME Proposed Programs will be held during the: 

City Council Meeting

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 1:15 p.m.

City Council Chambers

City Hall

823 Rosenberg, 2nd Floor

Galveston, Texas

The Council agenda is available on the City’s website 72 hour prior to the meeting under the Agenda Center.

The 2018 CDBG & HOME Proposed Programs are available at the link below. Citizens may also provide comments on the proposed programs to the Grants & Housing Dept., 2508 Ball Ave., Galveston, TX 77550 (409) 797-3820 from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday until Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

For additional information, contact the Grants & Housing Department at (409) 797-3820.

Note:  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.

List of 2018 CDBG & HOME Proposed Programs 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.


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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.