CDBG Program

Public Comment Period - PY 2019 Amendment to Allocate CDBG-CV3 COVID Funds

The City of Olympia invites the public to comment on the proposed amendment to program year 2019 to allocate CDBG-CV3 COVID funds of $370,161.00. Staff reports on the proposed amendment will be available for review on November 5, 2020 and can be found here under ‘Meeting Details’. Public comment will be received November 3 – November 10, 2020.

Please provide comments by email or public testimony:

  • Public Testimony: Public Testimony: Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom Webinar. Details and registration for the Public Hearing can be found here.

What is the CDBG Program?

The City of Olympia receives federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  According to the HUD website, the CDBG Program provides federal funds to "develop viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and opportunities to expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons."  The City maintains a five-year strategic housing plan that outlines the priorities for CDBG grant funding. Each year, the City re-evaluates the plan to reflect the needs of the community. The Annual Action Plan serves as the blueprint for how Olympia will invest CDBG funds to address high-priority local needs. The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) provides information on the activities funded within a program year. The City has identified the following strategies for the five-year Consolidated Plan:

  1. Economic Development
  2. Housing Rehabilitation
  3. Land Acquisition
  4. Public Facilities and Improvements
  5. Public Services.  

Land Acquisition Program

This program assists with the purchase of real property for development of new, affordable housing developments for non-profit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity or Homes First!