Community Development Block Grants
Beginning in 2020, the City of Twin Falls will receive grant funds for housing and community development activities from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Known as Community Development Block Grants, these funds can be used for affordable housing, public services, public facility and infrastructure improvements, and economic development. Projects funded through the CDBG program must help meet goals of providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents. Click here for a quick fact sheet about the national CDBG program.
To understand local needs related to housing, economic and community development, and homelessness, the City is working to develop a Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. These plans are required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The Consolidated Plan will assess the current housing market, discuss characteristics of the city’s population, identify community improvement priorities, and outline a five-year plan to fund and implement them using funds received from HUD under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The Annual Action Plan will identify projects the City plans to implement in 2020 using federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from HUD. The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) will identify barriers to equal access to housing and neighborhood opportunities and propose strategies to overcome those barriers.
The community’s opinions and perceptions are an important part of these planning processes, and everyone is invited to participate. Your input will provide essential information to local policymakers, city staff, housing providers, social service providers, lenders, and affordable housing advocates.
We’ll be updating this page with information about how you can participate in this process in the coming weeks.