Community Development Block Grant

Community Development Block Grant

How CDBG Funds are Used

HousingFederal regulations require that CDBG funds be used for eligible activities that meet one of three national objectives:

  • Benefit to low- and moderate-income persons
  • Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight
  • Meet a need having a particular urgency

The City of Riverside uses its annual CDBG allocation to fund projects and activities undertaken by city departments and community-based non-profit agencies specifically to address the housing and community development needs of low- and moderateincome persons in the City of Riverside. CDBG funding can be used for a variety of activities to meet HUD statutory goals including but not limited to:

Decent Housing

  • Assisting homeless persons obtain affordable housing
  • Assisting persons at risk of becoming homeless
  • Retention of affordable housing stock
  • Increasing the availability of affordable permanent housing in standard condition to low-income and moderate-income families, particularly to members of disadvantaged minorities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, or disability
  • Increasing the supply of supportive housing which includes structural features and services to enable persons with special needs (including persons with HIV/AIDS) to live in dignity and independence; and that is accessible to job opportunities

HousingA Suitable Living Environment

  • Improving the safety and livability of neighborhoods
  • Increasing access to quality public and private facilities and services
  • Reducing the isolation of income groups within areas through spatial deconcentration of housing opportunities for lower income persons and the revitalization of deteriorating neighborhoods
  • Restoring and preserving properties of special historic, architectural, or aesthetic value
  • Conservation of energy resources

Expanded Economic Opportunities

  • Job creation and retention
  • Establishment, stabilization and expansion of small businesses (including micro businesses)
  • The provision of public services concerned with employment
  • The provision of jobs to low-income persons living in areas affected by those programs and activities or jobs resulting from carrying out activities under programs covered by the plan
  • Availability of mortgage financing for low-income persons at reasonable rates using non-discriminatory lending practices
  • Access to capital and credit for development activities that promote the long-term economic and social viability of the community
  • Empowerment and self-sufficiency for low-income persons to reduce generation poverty in federally assisted housing and public housing.
General Information
3900 Main Street 5th Floor
Riverside, CA 92522

Phone: (951) 826-5371


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