Community Development Block Grant
- Program Description
- Planning and Reports
- Residential Rehabilitation
- Fair Housing Resources
- Citizen Participation
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The City of Palm Beach Gardens 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 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.
|Household Size||Maximum Income Limit (80% of the Area Median)|
(Source: U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. These income figures are effective April 1, 2020 and subject to change annually)
2020 Five-Year Consolidated Plan and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Action
The City of Palm Beach Gardens is required to submit a Five-Year Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order to receive federal grant funds under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
The Consolidated Plan sets the City's strategic objectives to address housing and community development needs through HUD funding and other resources. The Annual Action Plan outlines how the City will spend the funds it receives annually from HUD. The AI is a plan to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing and includes an analysis of fair housing issues and actions to overcome impediments.
The City anticipates it will receive approximately $237,646 in CDBG funds for FY 2020-2021, and a total of $1.18M over the course of the five-year plan. CDBG funds may be used for public facilities and infrastructure projects, public services, affordable housing related projects, homelessness, and economic development activities.
To participate in the development of the plan, please participate in the Consolidated Plan Housing Needs Survey. Your participation in this survey enables the City to prioritize its HUD funding. YOUR RESPONSES ARE COMPLETELY ANONYMOUS. For questions about this survey or accommodations for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, please contact Joann Skaria, Planning Manager, at: (561) 799-4261 or by email at: email@example.com.
Link to Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PBGNeeds
Community Development Block Grant Public Meeting Video
Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)
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 see the draft CAPER for comments below, and the notice of public hearing and 15-day comment period.
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 Fourth Year Annual Action Plan was discussed and adopted by the City Council on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at its regular City Council meeting. Please see FY 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan below:
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:
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:
Past Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluations Reports (CAPER) and Annual Action Plans:
The City of Palm Beach Gardens is currently offering an Owner-Occupied Single-Family Residential Rehabilitation Assistance Program. This program provides home repair assistance in the form of a 0% interest deferred payment loan for exterior home hardening, such as repair of roofs, replacement of exterior windows & doors, and exterior accessibility modifications. The program is available to low-to moderate-income single family homeowners, per HUD guidelines, on a "first-eligible, first-served" basis.
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 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 (PDF) **This application need to be completed and signed (1 per household) Residential Rehabilitation Program Part 2 (PDF) **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 (PDF) - pamphlet
** Esta aplicación necesita ser completada y firmada (una aplicación por hogar)
** 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.
Home Buyer Education Class in Spanish
Please see the Resources (PDF) document 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.
A Public Informational Session was held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at the City Hall Council Chambers, 10500 North Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to discuss the program and application requirements. See notice and presentation below