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HUD Wants More CDBG Funds Used for Energy Efficient Housing
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is calling for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to be used to develop Energy Star-certified housing.
posted 5/2/13 6:52 PM read complete story
Hurricane Sandy CDBG Requirements Clarified
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) clarifies guidance, waivers, and alternative requirements for Hurricane Sandy grantees who have received Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery funds.
posted 4/19/13 2:21 PM read complete story
CDBG Compliance Reporting Needs Improvement, Says GAO
An annual report summarizing individual grantee compliance with funding limits is essential for effective monitoring, the GAO says in a just-released report. As things now stand, "HUD does not routinely determine and report on compliance with the administrative limit across the program."
posted 3/28/13 1:31 PM read complete story
Administrative Costs Under GAO Scrutiny
GAO recommends that the Department of Housing & Urban Development produce an annual report on state compliance with the administrative funding limits of its Community Development Block Grant Program.
posted 3/27/13 5:41 PM read complete story
Miami Fails to Spend $13 Million in CDBG Funds; Faces Penalties
Miami could lose nearly $6 million in federal community development funds because it failed to spend $13.3 million in Community Development Block Grants over the past three years.
posted 3/11/13 11:08 AM read complete story
Community Development Group Urges Support for CDBG, HOME
The National Community Development Association (NCDA) wants to harness grassroots support for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) programs during National Community Development Week, April 1-6.
posted 2/7/13 12:30 PM read complete story
Community Development Finance Authority's CDBG Grant Cycle Closes Oct. 26
Planning grants will be awarded to establish whether a project is appropriate for a potential CDBG Implementation grant.
posted 9/25/12 2:47 PM read complete story
$22 Million in Recovery Funding Headed to Vermont through CDBG
Applications for funding are being accepted by Vermont's Department of Economic, Housing and Community Development from towns, businesses, farms and other groups affected by flooding last year.
posted 9/12/12 4:47 PM read complete story
Coalition Warns Against Sequestration's Impact on CDBG, HOME
The Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) coalition says pending sequestration funding cuts will shrink CDBG funding by $260 million and HOME Investment Partnerships Programs by $84 million. CHCDF, which includes the National Association of Housing Redevelop...
posted 9/5/12 3:58 PM read complete story
State and Local Briefs
Arizona: Yuma City Council is considering changes to the $250,000 repayment schedule of CDBG funds which financed construction and development the Main Street Cinemas. Q&M Entertainment, which owns the property, got the 10-year loan made interest-only payments on the loan through 2003 and stoppe...
posted 9/5/12 1:30 PM read complete story
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