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Community Development Block Grants
Contact
Justyna Costa
Home Ownership Program Manager
211 W. Aspen            
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
928-213-2746
 


Hours: Monday - Friday
Winter:   8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Summer: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
 

Overview
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 decides the ultimate use for the CDBG grant, to fund projects within the Flagstaff city limits.  Last year's funded activities/projects with 2013/2014 CDBG funds include:


 

                                               Housing/Economic Development Activities
 
BOTHANDS - Financial Assistance Program (BFAP)

Funding Amount: $138,404.79

Description:
BOTHANDS will provide low and moderate income, first-time homebuyers with direct financial assistance, enabling them to open the door to homeownership. In addition to financial assistance, these buyers will benefit from one-on-one homebuyer counseling, helping families to prepare for homeownership and understand the home-buying process, ensuring they make educated housing decisions and are less likely to face foreclosure in the future. 



BOTHANDS – Sharon’s Attic Thrift Store
Funding Amount:  $70,336.86

Description:
Sharon’s Attic, a new thrift store specializing in clothing, toys and supplies for infants, children and mothers, will provide employment and job training to four low and moderate income individuals. BOTHANDS, Inc. currently owns and operates a transitional housing program called Sharon Manor. Sharon’s Attic will serve as a unique opportunity to provide employment and job training opportunities to residents who live at Sharon Manor and are working to build self-reliance.



Catholic Charities  - Emergency Shelter/Transitional Housing Rehabilitation (Cedar/Rose)

Funding Amount: $48,782.02

Description:
Minor rehabilitation of the Transitional Housing and Emergency Shelter buildings located at 2115 E. Cedar, Flagstaff, AZ 86004. This rehabilitation will include upgrades to the security camera system, new and safer fencing of the property and installation of air conditioning. The Cedar/Rose shelters are currently the only family homeless shelters in Flagstaff. The property has both an emergency shelter component and transitional housing apartments.



City of Flagstaff - Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation

Funding Amount: $113,446.55
 
Description:
The City of Flagstaff will conduct the Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation (OOHR) program to preserve existing affordable housing stock and benefit low and moderate income homeowners of Flagstaff. The objectives of the program include: elimination of health and safety hazards in the home, financial stabilization of low and moderate income households through the reduction of home repair and utility costs, increased building performance through weatherization, and preservation of the entry level housing stock.



City of Flagstaff - Arroyo Park Roadway Access Improvements

Funding Amount: $108,006.79

Description:
CDBG funds will be used for roadway access improvements to the Arroyo Park access road and parking area which is currently dirt. This public infrastructure improvement will allow for easier access to Arroyo Park located in the Pine Knoll target neighborhood. 



                                                                            Public Services 

 Northland Hospice – Olivia White Hospice Home Operational Assistance
Funding Amount: $23,561.64

Description:
Funding will be used for operational assistance of the Olivia White Hospice Home. CDBG funds will provide room, board and 24-hour assisted living and hospice care to low and moderate income patients who lack adequate care giving and/or appropriate housing resources in the community. Patient assistance allows residents with terminal illness to access comprehensive housing, healthcare, personal care, and mental health counseling services, which they could not otherwise afford. 



Catholic Charities – Projects for the Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) Operational Assistance

Funding Amount: $35,642.47

Description:
CDBG funds will aid in operational costs associated with providing outreach services and funds for client assistance such as tents, warm clothing, flashlights, water and other life sustaining supplies. The funds will allow Catholic Charities to increase outreach capabilities and the amount of supplies provided to the homeless population.



DNA People’s Legal Services – Housing Legal Assistance

Funding Amount: $27,095.89

Description:
A licensed attorney will provide free legal assistance (representation, negotiation, budget counseling, legal counseling and housing search assistance) for low and moderate income residents of Flagstaff who are experiencing housing legal issues, especially eviction. The outreach program will provide information about landlord/tenant law through weekly clinics at the Superior Court and legal information related to housing through monthly presentations to community groups.