Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The City of Southfield receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) based on a formula allocation. The CDBG has been in existence since 1974 authorized by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act.

The CDBG program allows the City of Southfield to develop and implement activities and projects that are uniquely suited and beneficial to Southfield residents within the framework of federal guidelines.

Develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.

Department of Housing and Urban Development
Each activity funded with CDBG funds must meet one of the three national objectives:

  • Benefit persons of low and moderate income
  • Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight
  • Resolve an urgent need; serious and immediate threat to health and welfare of the community where other financial resources are not available.

Each year the Housing Department hosts informational meetings for the public to gain information on the CDBG program. Technical assistance is available to agencies for help preparing their applications.

For more information, please call Operations Specialist Rick Lampi at (248) 796-4174.

CDBG Program Schedule

  • Informational meetings held in September and October.
  • Technical assistance provided to agencies wishing to submit an application for funding.
  • Applications are due in to the Housing Department in December.
  • CDBG Planning Committee evaluates each proposal based on HUD regulations and Southfield priority needs identified in Consolidated Plan.
  • Public meeting (Study Session) held in January or February to present proposals and recommendations of CDBG Planning Committee and receive input from Council regarding proposals.
  • 30 Day Comment period begins after Study Session; the public, especially residents are invited to submit comments to the Housing Department on the preliminary funding plan.
  • Public Hearing is held in late March or April. The public is invited to make final comments on the CDBG proposals. City Council adopts the final funding Plan.
  • Program years began July 1.