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Housing and Community Development

The Housing and Community Development (HCD) Division of the Neighborhood and Family Services Department strives to promote and preserve the integrity, sustainability and livability of Avondale’s neighborhoods while improving the quality of life of low-income residents.  The HCD Division has developed successful programs that address the needs of Avondale residents while strengthening the very fabric of its neighborhoods through comprehensive neighborhood preservation and revitalization strategies.

Primarily, funding for these programs is obtained through grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The City of Avondale targets its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds towards lower income neighborhoods and residents.  The City undergoes an extensive planning process every year to ensure that the priority needs of the community are being addressed.  This process is open to the public and your participation is encouraged.

Current Housing and Community Development Programs/Funding include:

Program

Funding Source(s)

 Homebuyer Assistance

Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)

Owner-occupied Housing Rehabilitation

HOME, CDBG

Youth Programs
(Job training and Tuition assistance)

CDBG

Infrastructure improvements in low-income neighborhoods

CDBG

Small Business Assistance – Western Avenue

CDBG

Removal of slum and blight

NSP

Additional information regarding HUD grant programs can be found by visiting the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) website at www.hud.gov.