Community Development Block Grant
Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships Grant
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) grant are programs administered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The programs provide funding in support of low and moderate-income persons and neighborhoods in Westminster. The grant amounts are based on population size and the number of low- to moderate-income persons residing in the community.
The Department of Community Development is responsible for administering the CDBG program. The city has partnered with Jefferson County Housing Authority to provide an Emergency and Essential Home Repair Program to income qualified homeowners using CDBG funds. The city’s HOME grant is administered by Adams County agencies. Adams County Housing Authority provides down-payment assistance for income-qualified homebuyers in the county. Any project or program funded with these federal dollars must meet specific eligibility criteria set by HUD, address a community need, and meet a national objective of the program.
The national objectives of the CDBG/HOME programs are to:
benefit low- to moderate-income persons;
prevent or eliminate slum and blight conditions;
address urgent community needs; and
increase home ownership and affordable housing opportunities for low- and very-low-income individuals.
The program year for Westminster’s CDBG and HOME grants run from March 1 to Feb. 28. Activities funded with these grants will meet objectives identified in Westminster's 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan the document that identifies local priority needs.
January 11 CDBG Public Hearing Postponed
The City of Westminster’s second public hearing on the proposed 2016 CDBG Action Plan has been postponed. Due to Congress’ delay in passing the omnibus spending package, the City has not yet received notification of its 2016 CDBG allocation and therefore cannot finalize its 2016 Action Plan. We do not expect to receive notification of our allocation until mid- to late-February. Typically HUD allows communities 60 days to finalize and adopt its Action Plan once notification of allocation amounts are given. Once our allocation amount is provided, the City will update its draft Action Plan with actual budgeted amounts and repost for an additional 30 day public comment period. A second public hearing will be scheduled with the City Council with at least 14 days notice to the public.
Notice of Request for Public Comment
The 2016 Action Plan describes projects proposed to be funded by 2016 CDBG funds. These funds are allocated each year by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and are available for projects that benefit the city's low- and moderate-income residents and to alleviate blight. The full text of the draft 2016 Action Plan will be available beginning Dec. 10 through Jan. 11 for review and input on the city website. Written comments will be accepted from December 10 through January 11. Please send comments to:
City of Westminster
Heather Ruddy, Community Development Program Planner
4800 W. 92nd Ave.
Westminster, CO 80031
View the complete public notice in English and Spanish.
View the complete 2016 Draft Actin Plan.
Click here to provide feedback on the 2016 CDBG Action Plan on WestyCOnnect.
2015-2019 Consolidated Plan
The City of Westminster receives approximately $600,000 annually in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that is available to be used towards projects and programs that will benefit low- to moderate-income households in Westminster. In order to utilize these funds, the city is required by HUD to complete a Consolidated Plan every five years. Get more information on the plan.
Current plans and related information:
2014 Annual Community Assessment
2014 Final Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)
2013 South Westminster Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy (NRS) Area Plan
2013 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)
2014 Draft Action Plan with appendices
South Westminster Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area Plan
2013 CDBG/Home One-Year Action Plan with Appendices
CDBG Program and HOME Program Citizen Participation Plan
HUD Annual Community Assessment Summary - Fiscal Year 2012
Low and Moderate-Income Census Tracts
2012 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
2012 CDBG/Home One-year Action Plan with Appendices
2011 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)
2011 CDBG/HOME One-Year Action Plan
2011 CDBG/HOME One-Year Action Plan Appendices
2010-2014 Five-Year Consolidated Plan and 2010 CDBG/HOME One-Year Action Plan
2010-2014 Consolidated Plan Attachments
2010 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)
2009 CDBG/HOME One-Year Action Plan
2009 CDBG/HOME One-Year Action Plan Appendices
2009 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
2009 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report Appendices
2008 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
Substantial Amendment to the 2008 CDBG/HOME One-Year Action Plan (CDBG-R grant funded by American Reinvestment and Recover Act - ARRA)
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Report - December, 2009
Fair Housing Report Attachments
HUD Annual Community Assessment Summary - Fiscal Year 2008
HUD Annual Community Assessment Summary - Fiscal Year 2009
HUD Annual Community Assessment Summary - Fiscal Year 2011
Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) administers and enforces federal laws and establishes policies that make sure all Americans have equal access to the housing of their choice. The following links provide more information about fair housing and equal opportunity:
Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO)
The City of Westminster does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission to, access to or operations of programs, services, or activities, including the public participation process. The City of Westminster makes reasonable accommodations for disabilities that interfere with full access to any program, service or activity, including the public participation process. The City of Westminster additionally provides alternative effective means of communication, including alternative formats (e.g., large print or audio recording) and/or auxiliary aids for persons with hearing, sight or speech impairments.
Persons needing an accommodation must notify Heather Ruddy, Section 504 Coordinator no later than 10 days prior to a public meeting to allow adequate time to make arrangements. Call 303-658-2111 or 711 for the State Relay service or write to 4800 W. 92nd Ave. Westminster, CO 80031 to make a reasonable accommodation request.