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Harris County Community and Economic Development Department. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) General Workshop. Agenda. Overview of HCCEDD Overview of CDBG – General National Objectives Eligible and Ineligible Activities Recordkeeping & Monitoring Questions & Wrap-up.
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Community Development Block Grant
(CDBG) General Workshop
The Service Area included unincorporated Harris County and its 15 cooperative cities.
Deer Park Shoreacres
Galena Park South Houston
Jacinto City Waller
LaPorte West University Place
Houston, Baytown and Pasadena receive their own
entitlement funds and are not included
in the Harris County service area.
In addition to Target Areas, there are now Disadvantage Zones located in the Harris County Service Area. (Target Areas with 60% or greater of low-moderate income individuals)
Local governments participate in one of these two programs.
The amount of CDBG funds that local governments receive annually are determined by the higher of two formulas:
* The regulations implementing the CDBG Program are found at 24 CFR Part 570.
The Primary Objective of CDBG Program is:
The development of viable urban communities through the provision of the following, principally for low- and moderate-income (LMI) persons:
a suitable living environment,
and economic opportunity.
Each eligible activity must meet one of
three national objectives:
Prevention or elimination of slums and blighted conditions must either:
Activities may qualify under Slum/ Blight National Objective (Area Basis) if:
Alleviates emergency conditions.
Area Benefit – Activities must:
Eligible Activities must:
Limited Clientele Continued:
Provide or improve permanent residential structures to be occupied by LMI persons.
Note: At least 51% must be LMI occupied, if the structure contains more than one unit.
Job creation or retention
Creation or retention of permanent jobs, at least 51% to be made available to or held by LMI persons.
The following activity types are eligible under the CDBG program:
Housing activities can be divided into the following categories:
Eligible owner-occupied housing activities include:
Eligible activities include:
Homeowner Rehabilitation (continued)
Labor and materials are eligible costs, as well as:
Direct Homeownership Assistance
for low-income households
Special Housing Activities
Only Community-Based Housing Organizations (CBDOs):
Ineligible CDBG Owner-Occupied Housing Activities:
(Leasing is allowable if the activity is eligible.)
Eligible renter-occupied housing activities:
Ineligible renter-occupied housing activities:
Eligible public facilities and improvements include:
* If the facility is owned by a nonprofit, it must be open to the public during normal working hours.
Ineligible public facilities and improvements activities:
Projects must benefit
Harris County Service Area Residents.
Records should be:
* According to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) 24 CFR Part 570 and Part 570.208.
CDBG funded organizations must establish and maintain:
Records are used to create audits, examinations, excerpts and transcripts. The following have access to records of CDBG funded organizations:
For all organizations (per 24 CFR 570.502(b)(3), 24 CFR 85.42, and OMB Circular A-110, Attachment C)
The primary mission of monitoring is to ensure that organizations are:
Five steps in a monitoring visit
* 24 CFR 570.503(b)(2)