Housing Assistance: An Inventory of Fiscal Year 2010 Programs, Tax Expenditures, and Other Activities

U.S. Government Accountability Office

Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) States and Small Cities

Administering Agency/Entity Department of Housing and Urban Development
Short Description Provides grants to carry out a range of community development activities directed toward neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and improved community facilities and services. Some of the activities that can be carried out with community development funds include the acquisition of real property; the rehabilitation of residential and nonresidential properties; the provision of public facilities and improvements, such as water and sewer, streets, and neighborhood centers; the clearance, demolition, and removal of buildings; homeownership assistance; and assistance to for-profit businesses for economic development activities. Forty-nine states and Puerto Rico are entitled to receive grant funds for distribution to nonentitlement units of government (those that are not metropolitan cities or part of an urban county). In Hawaii, HUD awards funds directly to three eligible nonentitlement counties using statutorily determined formulas.
Primary Purpose Supports housing and other activities
Type of Housing Supported Both
Type of Assistance Block grant
Fiscal Year 2010 Obligations Included in obligations under CDBG Entitlement, which were $1,025,687,000; obligations represent an estimate of the total used for activities related to housing.

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