Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)


2022-2026 consolidate plan / citizen participation plan / assessment of fair housing & 2022- 2023 annual action plan 

The City of Blue Springs is in the process of developing the 2022-2026 Consolidated Plan and associated documents and the 2022-2023 Annual Action Plan. To assist the City in developing these plans, a Community Needs and Housing Survey is currently available until Monday, April 4, 2022. Blue Springs residents and non-residents who work, own property, or regularly visit Blue Springs are encouraged to take the survey. 

Requests for funding assistance for public services and non-profits are now available. Organizations that provide services for eligible CDBG activities may apply for review and consideration by staff, the CDBG Advisory Committee, and City Council. Public hearings related to CDBG funding will be held in the spring. Notices of hearing dates will be posted once determined. Request applications are due by Thursday, April 7, 2022.

OVERVIEW OF CDBG

The United States Congress reaffirmed the nation's primary housing goal "that every American family be able to afford a decent home in a suitable environment" through the passage of the Cranston-Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act of 1990.

GOALS OF THE ACT

This Act made substantive changes to the nation's approach to providing low and moderate income families with greater opportunities toward obtaining affordable housing. The 1990 Act listed the following goals to guide the various federal housing programs covered by the Act:

  • Ensure that every resident of the United States has access to decent shelter or assistance in avoiding homelessness
  • Increase the Nation's supply of decent housing that is affordable to low-income and moderate-income families and increase accessibility to job opportunities
  • Improve housing opportunities for all residents of the United States Help make neighborhoods safe and livable
  • Expand opportunities for home ownership
  • Provide every American community with a reliable, readily available supply of mortgage financing at the lowest possible interest rates
  • Encourage tenant empowerment and reduce generational poverty in federally assisted and public housing by improving the means by which self-sufficiency may be achieved

CDBG FUNDS & BLUE SPRINGS

Beginning in 2006, the City of Blue Springs qualified as an "Entitlement Community", which means it became entitled to receive CDBG funds. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awards these entitlement funds. The CDBG program is administered by Community Development Department Staff. 

  

For more information contact Shana Kelly, Associate Planner, Community Development at (816) 220-4538  or by e-mail