Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Announcements

City of Mesquite

Notice of Public Hearing and Comment Period for the Proposed 

CDBG PY 2021-2022 Budget

 

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a grant allocated by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The CDBG program provides the City of Mesquite with the opportunity to develop viable communities by funding activities that reach objectives of providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities principally for low- and moderate-income persons. To reach these objectives, funds are awarded to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and the provision of improved community facilities and services. 

The City of Mesquite will conduct a 15-day comment period from July 19 – August 2, 2021 to receive comments from residents. Copies of the budget will be available for viewing at the Community Services office located at 1616 North Galloway Avenue, Mesquite, Texas 75149 and online at www.cityofmesquite.com/cdbg. Written comments are welcome through the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on August 2, 2021. Comments may be submitted: 1) mailed to: "Attention: 2021 CDBG Budget.” P.O. Box 850137, Mesquite, Texas 75185; 2) emailed to: RButler@cityofmesquite.com; or, 3) dropped off at the Community Services office located at: 1616 N. Galloway Ave, Mesquite TX 75149.

 

The Mesquite City Council will also conduct two public hearings on Monday, July 19, 2021 and Monday, August 2, 2021 to receive comments from residents and interested parties regarding the PY2021 CDBG Budget allocations. Residents are invited to attend the Public Hearing in-person at 757 N. Galloway Avenue, or virtually by accessing the City’s website or on the City’s Facebook page. Those who wish to speak may make arrangements by calling the City Secretary's office at 972-216-6244 or TDD 1-800-735-2989.

1st Public Hearing Date and Location:   Monday, July 19, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

In-Person Hearing – Council Chambers, 757 N. Galloway Ave., Mesquite 

      Virtual Hearing – www.cityofmesquite.com 

      Virtual Hearing - www.facebook.com/cityofmesquitetx

 

2nd Public Hearing Date and Location:  Monday, August 2, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

In-Person Hearing – Council Chambers, 757 N. Galloway Ave., Mesquite 

      Virtual Hearing – www.cityofmesquite.com 

      Virtual Hearing - www.facebook.com/cityofmesquitetx

 

Proposed CDBG Program Year 2021-2022 Budget 

Total allocated funds for PY 2021-22                    $1,135,680 Entitlement Grant 

Total PY2019–20 funds for reallocation               $66,311.14 

Total NSP Program Income available                    $132,189.72

Total CDBG Funding Available                                $1,334,180.86

Total funding requests for PY 2021-22                  $1,635,613

                                                                

Administration and Planning (20% cap= $227,136)

Grant Administration                                                                                $98,581.00

 

Public Services (15% cap= $170,352 + $18,676 PY19 rollover)      $189,028.00

The Senior Source                                                                                      $12,500.00

Helen’s Project                                                                                           $25,000.00

The Family Place                                                                                         $26,678.00

Mesquite Independent School District                                                 $16,000.00 

Sharing Life Community Outreach                                                        $55,000.00

Visiting Nurse Association                                                                       $16,000.00

Mission East Dallas                                                                                   $10,000.00

Summer Youth Internship Program                                                        $27,850.00  

Other Projects/Activities (Includes $47,635 PY19 rollover + NSP PI)               $1,046,571.86

Housing Rehabilitation                                                                           $570,171.86

CDBG Environmental Code                                                                    $225,000.00

Orphan Sidewalks                                                                                   $225,000.00 

Down Payment Assistance                                                                       $26,400.00

 

Total                                                                                                        $1,334,180.86

 

For further information, please contact the Community Development Block Grant office at 972-216-6425.

 


City of Mesquite CDBG-CV Rental Assistance Programs

The City of Mesquite's CDBG Division has partnered with the following agencies to provide emergency mortgage, rental, motel, and utility (gas, electric, internet, and water) assistance to Mesquite residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Catholic Charities Dallas, Inc.

Beginning July 1, 2021, Catholic Charities will process applications on a first-come, first-served basis. Catholic Charities is able to assist with emergency mortgage, rental, and utility (gas, electric, internet, and water) assistance. Completing the application is not a guarantee that a resident will qualify for assistance. In order to qualify, City of Mesquite residents must:

  • Have lived within the City of Mesquite for the last 90 days (at time of application)
  • Not have received additional or concurrent housing assistance from the federal stimulus program (known as the CARES Act) through another public agency or nonprofit organization
  • Make less than 80% of the area median household income (AMI) by household size:

2021 Income Limits

 

Sharing Life Community Outreach

Sharing Life Community Outreach offers financial assistance with rent, motels, mortgage or utility bills (gas and electric) to eligible Mesquite households. Completing the application is not a guarantee that a resident will qualify for assistance.


More information on additional assistance programs can be found at City of Mesquite Coronavirus Pandemic Housing Assistance Programs.


CDBG COVID-19 Funded Activities

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Congress passed HR 78, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Stimulus Act, (CARES Act) on March 27, 2020. Following the CARES Act, the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) notified the City of Mesquite that it would receive $1,583,307 in  Community Development Block Grant – COVID-19 (CDBG-CV) funds for emergency assistance to individuals, families, public service agencies and small businesses directly impacted by COVID-19.

In addition to the valuable programs featured, CDBG-CV is also a proud funder of the City of Mesquite’s Housing Rehabilitation Program to assist qualified homeowners with emergency home repairs that threaten health and safety.

Click here to view the brochure


Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The CDBG program provides the City of Mesquite with the opportunity to develop viable communities by funding activities that provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities principally for low and moderate income persons. Funds are awarded to carry out a variety of community development activities directed toward neighborhood revitalization, economic development and the provision of improved community facilities and services. Program regulations are in 24 CFR Part 570.