Community Planning and Development
The Community Planning and Development Department is responsible for administering the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The CDBG Program is an annual grant the City is eligible to receive from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grant has been averaging about one million dollars each year.
The mission of the CDBG Program is "To build a viable, livable community and provide for structurally sound, affordable housing, recreational & economic opportunities for all residents, with particular attention to low & moderate-income persons & families".
Each year the CDBG budget is voted on by the Mayor and City Council after getting ideas and suggestions from Lincoln Park residents during two separate public hearings. The hearings are usually held in January and March each year.
The CDBG funds are used to make loans to homeowners for renovating their homes, to purchase fire trucks, rescue vehicles, and other equipment for the Fire Department, and to help the Police Department operate the Community Policing and DARE Programs. These funds are also used to purchase and install playground equipment and renovate city streets, sidewalks, and catch basins. CDBG funds are also used to support the operation of numerous public service agencies such as Head Start, The Senior Alliance, the Guidance Center, The Information Center, the County Family Center, the Citizens Patrol Watch, and many others.
Funds are available for home improvement loans through the Office of Community Planning and Development. We can help you update your electrical, plumbing, cement, windows, siding, roof, kitchen, bath, among many other things. The CDBG Residential Rehabilitation Loan program has been an important part of our community for over 40 years. The purpose of this program is to help low to low-moderate-income families bring their homes into compliance with local codes. To see if you qualify, please call Lisa Gadwood at 313-386-3100.
Are You a Victim of Housing Discrimination?
Fair Housing is Your Right!
If you believe you have been denied your housing rights, you may have experienced unlawful discrimination.
For more information on how to file a complaint, call Community Planning and Development at 386-3100 extension 2903 or email us at email@example.com.
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