CDBG Program

Public Comment Period - DRAFT PY2018 CDBG CAPER

The DRAFT Community Development Block Grant Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Review (CAPER) for program year 2018 will be available for public comment beginning Friday, October 25, 2019 and ending at 5:00 p.m., Friday, November 8, 2019 (view summary).

  • Email/Phone:  cdbg@ci.olympia.wa.us, 360.753.8183
  • US mail:  CDBG Program, City of Olympia, PO Box 1967, Olympia WA 98507
  • Delivered in person:  CDBG Program, City of Olympia, Olympia City Hall, 601 4th Avenue East, Olympia, WA 98501
  • Public Testimony: Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 7 p.m., Olympia Council Public Hearing, Olympia City Hall, 601 4th Avenue East, Olympia WA 98501

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!