CDBG Program

Salvation Army Day Center Project- $300,000 in Federal CDBG Funding  

The City proposed to provide $300,000 in federal funding to assist the Salvation Army's Day Center Project. This project will create a Day Center to provide the daytime part of the 24/7 homeless accommodations for residents of the Salvation Army's shelter. This project will involve the relocation of the community kitchen; expansion of dining room to accommodate up to 100 or more people at a time; and will enhance the overall operation of the Salvation Army's facility located at 808-824 5th Avenue SE, Olympia, WA.  For more information on the project, the Environmental Review or about homelessness in general, please contact us at cdbg@ci.olympia.wa.us.

What is the CDBG Program?

The City of Olympia receives federal 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!