COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICE
Effective June 30, 2017, the City of Waterbury took back the administration of the Community Development Block Grant Program from the Waterbury Development Corporation.
The City of Waterbury is a formula entitlement community and receives an annual allocation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), the Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG) and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). The City’s annual allocation is dependent upon the Federal budget. In order to receive these funds, the City must prepare an Annual Action Plan and submit it to HUD. The City’s program year runs from October 1 to September 30.
HUD provides funds to local communities to be spent on priority community needs as outlined in the locally developed Consolidated Plan. The purposes of the program are creating suitable living environments, providing decent housing and creating economic opportunity. Grantees must give maximum feasible priority to activities, which benefit low and moderate income persons. A grantee may also carry out activities which aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight or meet an urgent need in the community that poses a serious and immediate threat to its health or welfare and for which they lack the financial resources to meet it.
The City’s current Five-Year Consolidated Plan (2013-2018) has been extended for an additional two-year term in order for the City to collaborate with the Waterbury Housing Authority and prepare a joint Assessment of Fair Housing in 2020. A copy of the current Consolidated Plan can be accessed under Additional Links on the right of this page.
The City begins its citizen participation process in January of each year with the publication of the Notification of Funding Availability (NOFA) which sets forth the date of the first Public Hearing and the application process. To be placed on the City’s citizen participation list in order to receive CDBG announcements and information about dates and times of public meetings, please fill out and submit the form under Additional Links.
To receive a copy of the current application form for CDBG and ESG funding, which will become available on January 23, 2019, please fill out and submit the form under Additional Links.
Housing & Community Planning Program Director
Diane C. Toolan
(203) 346-3810 ext 7288
Housing & Community Planning Program Manager
Tina M. Lubus
(203) 346-3810 ext 7282
Nancy K. Allen
(203) 346-3810 ext 7274
235 Grand Street, Room C29
Waterbury, CT 06702