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Community Development Block Grants
Leah Bloom
Housing and Grants Administrator
211 W. Aspen            
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Hours: Monday - Friday
Winter:   8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Summer: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
The FY2015-2016 CDBG application process has ended.  Please check back at this website in the Fall to access the 2016-2017 application. 

The 2014-2015 draft of the Consolidated Action Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is now available for public comment.  The deadline for public comment is 4:00 pm on September 21, 2015.  Click here to review the draft document.


The City of Flagstaff receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG funds are provided on a formula basis to entitled communities to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing, suitable living environments, and/or by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate income persons. In addition, activities funded with CDBG funds also must meet the goals, strategies and objectives identified in the City’s FY 2011-2015 Consolidated Plan. 

After an extensive public participation process, where community proposals for funding are received and ranked, the Flagstaff City Council sets CDBG priorities and decides the ultimate use for the CDBG grant, to fund projects within the Flagstaff city limits.  This year's funded activities/projects with 2015/2016 CDBG funds include:


                                               2015-/2016 CDBG Program and Project Descriptions

Public Services Activities

DNA Peoples Legal Services – Legal Services for Unlawful Eviction Prevention - $11,400
CDBG funds will support DNA’s efforts to ensure access to justice for low income Flagstaff residents facing unlawful eviction who need the judicial system to protect their rights. A licensed attorney will provide free legal assistance for low and moderate income residents of Flagstaff who are experiencing housing legal issues, especially eviction. Services include full legal representation and are free to qualifying individuals.

Catholic Charities – Operating Assistance for Homeless Outreach Program - $45,000
CDBG funds will support Catholic Charities’ Homeless Outreach Program to increase their outreach capabilities and distribute life-sustaining supplies to individuals experiencing homelessness. The Homeless Outreach Program identifies people with a serious mental illness and/or chronic substance use disorder who are experiencing homelessness and connects them with support and housing services. Outreach teams will: Provide regularly-updated handouts detailing available social services; Educate people on local camping rules and regulations: and Transport clients directly to detoxification centers, medical treatment, and psychiatric care.

Flagstaff Shelter Services – Operational Assistance for Housing Services - $50,000 

Flagstaff Shelter Services will utilize CDBG dollars to implement housing focused supportive services and case management staffing to help people in crisis obtain mainstream benefits and community services. Housing staff will develop and supervise the implementation of a comprehensive assessment of the person’s social, health, emotional, and economic needs to move hundreds of people in crisis out of emergency and transitional shelters and into permanent housing.  

Coconino Community Services – Housing Stabilization - $12,000

The program will maintain or re-establish housing for individuals and families in the City of Flagstaff who are, or may become, homeless. The program will provide limited financial assistance and case management to those residents of Flagstaff who meet an income criterion of 80% of the AMI. This will help clients maintain their housing who are facing eviction, foreclosure or move-in cost to prevent homelessness.

Public Facilities Activities

Northland Family Help Center – Shelter Renovation - $25,408

CDBG will fund installations of new kitchen cabinets and counters tops in Northland Family Help Center’s (NFHC) kitchens at the Women Shelter and Youth Shelter. NFHC Women’s Shelter serves female domestic violence survivors and their children and NFHC’s Youth Shelter serves youth under the age of 18 who are abused, runaway, homeless, or need respite from their families. The renovation project will serve low to moderate income individuals who are survivors of domestic violence, abuse and are facing homelessness.

The Guidance Center – ADA Improvement Project - $69,051
CDBG funds will aid The Guidance Center in ADA improvement efforts which include extending current sidewalks to connect separate treatment buildings, adding corresponding wheelchair ramps, and installing 11 ADA compliant automatic doors throughout the campus. The Guidance Center is a not-for-profit behavioral health center that offers mental health, substance abuse, and primary care integrated services for adult, children and families.

Catholic Charities – Bridge House Rehabilitation - $113,000

CDBG funds will provide minor rehabilitation to Catholic Charities’ permanent supportive housing facility, known as the Bridge House. The Bridge House is located in the Southside targeted neighborhood (306 S. O’Leary Street, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001) and serves individuals experiencing homelessness and chronic substance abuse. This rehabilitation includes a fire sprinkler system that complies with federal guidelines, an ADA compliant bathroom and grading and paving improvements to the parking area and entrance.

Housing and Economic Development Activities

 Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona – Development of Permanent Affordable Rentals - $205,000

CDBG funding will be used to construct three permanently affordable rental units in Sunnyside – a target neighborhood. Housing Solutions of Northern Arizona is a CBDO and will construct two 2-bedroom units and one 3-bedroom unit. The units will be affordable to households earning no more than 80% of the area median income for a minimum of 30 years.

City of Flagstaff - Owner Occupied Housing Rehab - $138,489.89 

The City will continue to utilize CDBG funds to conduct owner occupied housing rehabilitation.  This program often serves elderly persons and persons with disabilities and priority is given to homes located in Flagstaff’s target neighborhoods.  It eliminates health and safety hazards; facilitates ADA accessibility and aging in place; stabilizes low income households through reduction of home repair and utility costs; increases building performance; revitalizes low income neighborhoods; and preserves entry-level housing stock.