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 City has identified the following strategies for both the five-year Consolidated Plan as well as the one-year Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2013:
1. Economic Development;
2. Housing Rehabilitation;
3. Land Acquisition;
4. Public Facilities and Improvements; and
5. Public Services.
CDBG Plans and Reports
PY2013-2017 CDBG Consolidated Plan (17 MB) / PY2013-2017 Citizen's Summary
PY 2010-2012 CDBG Consolidated Plan / PY 2010-2012 Citizen's Summary Guide
2006 Fair Housing Analysis of Impediments
PY 2005-2009 CDBG Consolidated Plan
Housing Rehabilitation Program
Eligible homeowners with low or moderate income, who own and occupy their own homes, can borrow funds through the Owner-Occupant Rehab Program. This program helps them take care of home maintenance needs through low-interest loans having either a deferred or small monthly payment. These loans provide repairs to fire, life, and safety hazards in the home as well as conserving and improving older residential neighborhoods.
Rental Rehabilitation Program
Investor-owners who provide housing to low- and moderate-income households may borrow additional financial assistance to supply safe, sanitary housing to their tenants. Through the Investor-Owned Rehab Program, rental property owners can obtain this help to rehabilitate residential properties for their elderly, handicapped, and/or disabled tenants, as well as for low- or moderate-income families. These loans also help remove and prevent conditions conducive to blight in our neighborhoods and encourage the conservation of energy and other resources.
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!