Community Development Block Grants

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  • CDBG Grants Administrator
  • 201 S Cortez St

  • 928-777-1205

CDBG News

City of Prescott Launches “Prescott Minor Home Repair” Program
Funds will help with repairs under $5,000

Beginning June 14, 2022, Prescott residents can apply for minor home repair funds through the new Prescott Minor Home Repair Program (MHRP). The program was created to help individuals and families maintain safe and stable housing in the City.

Prescott MHRP funding is made possible by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). The funding will be distributed via the Prescott Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The Chamber MHRP Coordinator will act as a project manager for low-income home owners as they navigate making minor repairs on their homes.

Funds will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

Eligible Individuals

The Prescott MHRP program can provide up to $5,000 in minor home repairs.  To qualify, individuals must: 1) be residents of Prescott, AZ 2) the home must be owner-occupied and a primary residence 3) Individuals and families must meet federal income guidelines; the maximum income to receive this funding is: $35,750 for a family of one and that rate increases with the size of the family.

Types of Eligible Projects

1). Electrical Hazards

2). Lead Based Paint Abatement, Mold Abatement, Asbestos Abatement

3). Accessibility Improvements – such as: Grab Bars, Hand Railings, Accessible Toilets, Steps and Sidewalks, Ramp Construction

4). Heating, Plumbing and Cooling Repairs

5). Fire Prevention (Sprinklers, Smoke Detectors), Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Ineligible Projects

1). New Roofs

2). Aesthetic improvements such as painting (Unless it is part of a lead abatement / mold

abatement project)

3). Internal Remodels

4). Expansions

5). Repairs to properties which are not the primary home of the owner or are vacation rentals

To apply for Prescott Home Repair funding, visit www.prescott.org or call call 928-445-2000.

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI Report) – As a HUD CDBG “Entitlement” community, Prescott is required to update this AI Report every five years.  Staff is in the process of reviewing the 2020 Needs Assessment that included questions regarding Housing Discrimination. The results will be compared with the 2016 AI and the strategies to eliminate impediments will be updated also. The report should be available by late Spring / Early Summer for public review and comment.

An annual Fair Housing Workshop will be held in April and more information about Fair Housing Resources for Prescott residents can be found here:

https://www.prescott-az.gov/business-development/community-grants/fair-housing-act/

Contact the CDBG Grant Coordinator for more information.

CDBG Overview

The Community Development Block Grant program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Community Development Block Grants help communities provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.

HUD awards grants to entitlement community grantees to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development and providing improved community facilities and services. Entitlement communities develop their own programs and funding priorities.

  • Prescott qualified as an entitlement community in 2005 and has since developed four Five Year Consolidated Plans 2005 – 2009, 2010-2014, 2015-2019, and 2020-2024.

The Five-Year Plan provides the framework for the use of CDBG funding received by the City of Prescott from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG funds must be used to benefit low and moderate income (LMI) households and neighborhoods. Eligible CDBG activities fall into three broad categories:

  1. Neighborhood Revitalization, Public Services and Facilities
  2. Human Services and Economic Opportunities
  3. Decent Affordable Housing

The Prescott CDBG Program has facilitated and funded: Area LMI benefit infrastructure improvements, (sidewalks and street paving), rehab of low income limited clientele rental units, renovation at residential treatment facilities, a tool lending program, transportation for low income seniors and disabled residents, renovation of two ADA restrooms in public buildings, improved Granite Creek Park, created an outdoor learning center for LMI youth, upgraded veterans affordable housing, coordinated outreach for homeless veterans, improved the quality, efficiency and safety of local shelters, supported Meals on Wheels programming and more.

CDBG Annual Allocation Plan

Each year the City funds a number of projects with the CDBG funds available. Those projects are included in an Annual Action Plan (AAP). You can review current or past AAP’s below. Contact the CDBG Grant Coordinator for more information.