The CDBG 2020-2021 Application Period is now open!
The City of Mesquite is a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement city. The City uses these funds to address various housing and community development needs and anticipates receiving an allocation of CDBG funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), effective October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021. The City is currently seeking applicants for Program Year 2020 project funding for CDBG funds.
Complete applications are due by no later than 5:00pm on Friday, April 17, 2020 and must be hand delivered to the Housing & Community Services front desk located at 1616 N. Galloway, Mesquite TX 75149.
For more information or questions regarding the application, please contact the CDBG Coordinator at (972) 216-6425 or RButler@cityofmesquite.com.
The CDBG 2019-2020 Application Period closed on April 12, 2019.
Please join us in congratulating the following awarded Agencies:
- Hope’s Door New Beginning Domestic Violence Survivor Counseling
Hope’s Door New Beginning Center provides comprehensive, free services to victims of Domestic Violence, which include Emergency Shelter and Individual & Group Counseling for adults and children. We also have a Crisis Hotline which is available 7 days a week, 24-hours a day.
- Mesquite Social Services Rental & Utility Assistance and GED Program
In 1963, Jewell Westmoreland, a citizen of Mesquite and community activist, founded Mesquite Social Services (MSS) to provide immediate, short-term assistance for those living in Mesquite. MSS strengthens families in financial crisis by supporting their basic needs such as food, financial assistance in rent and utilities, and empowers them with the tools of self-sufficiency which features the MSS GED program. MSS is a state licensed GED testing site and provides free, online GED prep courses.
- Mission East Dallas Medical and Dental Services
Mission East Dallas provides both dental and medical services to low income Mesquite residents who either no health or dental insurance or that have insufficient coverage. Services include but are not limited to restorative fillings, extractions, root canals, dentures, oral surgery, health screenings, vaccinations, and wellness exams for woman.
Phone: (972) 682-8917
- The Senior Source Ombudsman Program
For nearly 60 years, The Senior Source has served as the go-to nonprofit for all aging related needs. The Senior Source is dedicated to providing Dallas area seniors and their families with the services, programs, and resources needed to live their best lives. From volunteer opportunities for active older adults, to advocating for the rights of frail, vulnerable seniors in long-term care facilities, all aging-related needs can be met under one roof at The Senior Source.
- Sharing Life Community Outreach Rental & Mortgage Assistance
Sharing Life exists to demonstrate compassion by effectively and efficiently providing dignified, benevolent services to families in need in Southeastern Dallas, Rockwall, and Kaufman County. We offer a myriad of benevolent services to clients: food pantry, clothing closet, financial assistance and empowerment classes, holiday programs, and educational programs. As a nonprofit, our primary goal is to come along side individuals and families who need help obtaining the basic necessities of life. A place of encouragement and opportunity – a place where ‘demonstrating compassion’ is not just our tagline, it’s who we are at our core.
- Visiting Nurse Association of Texas Meals on Wheels
VNA Meals on Wheels provides nutritious, hot, home-delivered meals five days a week to homebound seniors who are unable to obtain or prepare their own meals. They are the hidden hungry—homebound, aging and unable to access resources like food pantries and grocery stores. VNA’s approach to deliver more than just a meal, but also a connection to the outside world, creates a safety net reducing medical costs and allowing these elderly neighbors to age in place living a more fully nourished life. VNA provides Meals on Wheels in Dallas County, and VNA Hospice Care, VNA Private Care and VNA Care Choices, the first Medicare-sponsored, in-home palliative care program, in 13 North Texas counties.
In addition to the valuable programs above, CDBG is also proud to fund, either partially or in full, the following programs:
- Summer Youth Internship Program designed to provide teens from low-income families with the opportunity to gain career experience;
- Down Payment Assistance Program to encourage home-ownership for low-income families; and
- Housing Rehabilitation Program to assist qualified homeowners with exterior, interior, and emergency home repairs.
For information regarding Operational, Fiscal, and other Policies and Responsibilities for CDBG-funded Programs please see the PY2019-2020 CDBG Policies and Procedures Manual.
For questions regarding the CDBG program, please contact:
1616 N. Galloway Avenue
Mesquite TX 75149