Community Development Block Grant
- Program Description
- Planning and Reports
- Residential Rehabilitation
- Fair Housing Resources
- Citizen Participation
The City began accepting applications in person at City Hall on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.
There was a Public Information Session on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, a copy of the presentation is here.
The City of Palm Beach Gardens now qualifies to contract directly with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for federal funding under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The program provides annual grants on a formula basis to entitled cities and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low-and moderate-income persons.
The City's Owner-Occupied Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program is funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The Owner-Occupied Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program will provide home repair assistance in the form of a 0% interest deferred payment loan of up to $20,000 for exterior home hardening, such as roof repairs, replacement of exterior windows and doors, and exterior accessibility. The program is available to low-to moderate-income single-family homeowners, per HUD guidelines, on a "first-eligible, first-served" basis.
Owners must occupy the residence as their primary residence to be eligible. Households must meet gross annual incomes not exceeding 80% Area Median Income (AMI) limits established by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) for the jurisdiction of Palm Beach County, FL. The applicable low-income limits for determining program eligibility are published by HUD in the federal register and are updated annually.
Maximum Income Limit (80% of the Area Median)
(Source: U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. These income figures are effective 3/28/2016 and subject to change annually)
At the end of each Fiscal Year (FY), the City must also prepare a Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER). This report must be submitted to HUD within 90 days after the close of the program year and includes information on the programmatic accomplishments under various grant programs. The CAPER also contains information relevant to the households assisted (including income, racial and ethnic composition), actions taken to further fair housing, and how the jurisdiction’s actions and performance align with the City’s overall strategic plan.
Please review the City's draft CAPER (document below):
Public Notice for Comment Period
City of Palm Beach Gardens FY 15/16 CAPER
Comments on the above document may be received until Tuesday, December 20, 2016.
Annual Action Plan
The City is required to submit its Annual Action Plan to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development at the end of each Fiscal Year. The Second Year Annual Action Plan was approved by the City Council on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at its regular City Council meeting beginning at 7:00pm.
Please review the Second Year Annual Action Plan for FY 2016-2017 below for public comment:
Public Notice for comment period
City of Palm Beach Gardens FY 2016-2017 Annual Action Plan
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As an eligible community, as defined by HUD, the City of Palm Beach Gardens may receive funds annually to carry out CDBG eligible activities. The City will direct these funds for various projects designed to meet the needs of low to moderate income (LMI) persons.
To receive its annual CDBG entitlement grant, a grantee must develop and submit to HUD its 5 - Year Consolidated Plan, which is a jurisdiction's comprehensive planning document and application for funding for the CDBG Community Planning and Development formula grant programs. In its Consolidated Plan, the jurisdiction must identify its goals for these programs, as well as housing programs.
In addition to the Consolidated Plan, the City is also required to generate an Annual Action Plans for the CDBG funds and conduct an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice.
The City’s Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan were submitted to HUD in August of 2015, via Resolution 28, 2015; you can find a link below:
Resolution 28, 2015
The City of Palm Beach Gardens prepared the Analysis of Impediments for the CDBG application in the fall of 2015, and submitted it to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). A link to the final Analysis of Impediments, which was adopted by the City Council via Resolution 61, 2015 can be found below:Analysis of Impediments
Resolution 61, 2015
Rehabilitation does NOT include:
- Creation of a second housing unit attached to a primary unit;
- Installation of any luxury items, such as a swimming pool;
- Costs of equipment, furnishings, or other personal property not an integral structural fixture such as a window air conditioner or a washer or dryer; or
- Labor costs for homeowners to rehabilitate their own property.
The application to apply for the City's Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program is listed below in English and Spanish. All documents must be submitted in person beginning, May 10, 2016 at City Hall, 10500 North Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 and both Parts 1, 2, and acknowledgement of receipt for the Lead Based Paint pamphlet must be completed and signed appropriately in order to be considered for the program:
Residential Rehabilitation Program Part 1 **This application need to be completed and signed (1 per household)
Residential Rehabilitation Program Part 2 **This application needs to be completed and signed by each member of the household
Please review the following pamphlet regarding lead based paint.
Please print out and sign the acknowledgement form below as a part of your submittal:
Protect Your Family from Lead in Your Home - pamphlet
Lead Based Paint Pamphlet Acknowledgement of Receipt
Programa de Rehabilitación Residencial Parte 1
** Esta aplicación necesita ser completada y firmada (una aplicación por hogar)
Programa de Rehabilitación Residencial Parte 2
** Esta aplicación necesita ser completada y firmada por cada miembro del hogar
Favor de revisar el siguiente folleto referente de la pintura a base de plomo. Favor de imprimir y firmar el siguiente formulario de reconocimiento como parte de su submisión.Proteja a su familia contra el plomo en el hogar
Folleto a base de pintura - Reconocimiento de recibo
Fair Housing Equal Opportunities Booklet
Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Housing Leadership of Palm Beach County
Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Fair housing Laws and Presidential Executive Orders - HUD
Palm Beach County Fair Housing
Homeownership Assistance Programs in Palm Beach County - HUD
Palm Beach County Housing Finance Authority
Please click on the Resources document below for a list of other agencies and organizations that offer financial, health and assistance programs:
Disclaimer: The information provided above is intended to assist the public with information related to housing programs. The City in no way endorses or is a part of any of the above organizations.
Public Notice of Program - Palm Beach Post, April 26, 2016
Public Information Session Presentation, May 3, 2016
Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds, Palm Beach Post, June 27, 2016