Community Development Block Grant Program


The County receives about $3.2 million each year from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for community development, affordable housing, and homeless services. Read on and follow the links below for more specific information about the grants:

Dallas County qualifies for these funds due to its cooperation with the following cities:

Participating Cities
DuncanvilleCombineUniversity Park
Cedar HillCoppellSachse
Glenn HeightsCockrell HillBalch Springs
Farmers BranchLancasterHighland Park

Announcements and Public Notices

  • Current and most recent public notice and comment period
  • Past public notices and comment periods

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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Dallas County receives about $2.2 million per year in CDBG funds for community development, public services, and general administration.

  • Community development (65%, about $1.4m per year)
    • Consists of public infrastructure improvements in participating cities like street reconstruction, sidewalk, wastewater improvements, and code enforcement in low and moderate income neighborhoods
  • Public services (15%, about $330k per year)
    • Dallas County Home Loan Counseling Center (HLCC) to increase homeownership opportunities through homebuyer education and mortgage counseling. HLCC is a HUD approved counseling agency. For more details, click here
  • General administration (20%, about $440k per year)
    • County staff for construction project inspection, grant planning, management, oversight, and reporting

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HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)

Dallas County receives about $800k per year in HOME funds for affordable housing, community housing development organizations (CHDOs), and general administration.

  • Affordable housing (75%, about $600k per year)
    • Replacement Housing Program demolishes the substandard homes of low and moderate income homeowners and builds a new 1,000 sq ft home. This program is only available in a few County participating cities and subject to certain eligibility requirements. For more information and details, please call 214-653-7627.
  • Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) (15%, about $120k per year)
    • A CHDO is a private nonprofit, community-based organization that develops affordable housing for the community it serves. To qualify for designation as a CHDO, the organization must meet certain requirements pertaining to their legal status, organizational structure, capacity, and experience.
    • Dallas County’s current and active CHDO partner is Builders of Hope
    • For more information about becoming a Dallas County CHDO, click here for our CHDO page or call 214-653-6359.
  • General administration (10%, about $80k per year)
    • County staff for its Replacement Housing Program including client intake, construction oversight, grant planning, and reporting.
  • For other housing assistance click here

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Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

Dallas County receives about $190k per year in ESG funds for homeless services. These funds are awarded to nonprofit organizations to provide homeless assistance and support services. For full details and current information please contact the County’s partners directly:

  • The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center
    • For all adults experiencing homelessness access to emergency night shelter, homeless support services, transitional housing, meals, and physical and mental health services
  • Hope’s Door New Beginning Center
    • For individuals and families fleeing domestic violence access to rapid rehousing resources, shelter, counseling, and legal support
  • Family Place
    • For individuals and families fleeing domestic violence access to rapid rehousing resources, shelter, counseling, and legal support
  • Housing Forward NTX
    • Provides data administration for grant funded programs as well as develops and implements the homeless response system in Dallas and Collin Counties. Click here for a full list of helpful resources

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