Grants & Housing Department
May 22, 2019
The City of Galveston proposes to amend its 2011 through 2018 Consolidated Action Plans by reallocating Community Development Block Grant funds in the total amount of $1,164,843.59. The reallocation consists of prior year activities that have been completed with a balance of funds remaining or that could not be implemented as awarded.
The City proposes to reallocate $1,164,843.59 for the Parks and Recreation Department Public Facility Improvements at Wright-Cuney Park and Recreation Center, Menard Park, San Jacinto Park, and Gus Allen Park from the following activities:
- 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2017 Affordable Housing-Housing Rehabilitation Program $621,404.37
- 2015 and 2016 Code Enforcement-Demolition $16,877.00
- 2015 and 2016 Public Facility and Improvements-Sidewalk Improvements Ave. L and M $204,364.57
- 2017 Public Facility and Improvements-Street Improvements Dist. 1 $52,671.65
- 2018 Affordable Housing-Housing Rehabilitation Minor-Repairs Program $269,526.00
The City of Galveston encourages citizen participation in the Consolidated Plan process. Please remit any comments to the Grants & Housing Department, 2508 Ball Avenue, Galveston, Texas 77550, (409) 797-3820, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Comments will be received until 5:00 p.m. on June 21, 2019.
The Grants and Housing Department is primarily responsible for the administration, coordination, and management of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME).
The City of Galveston receives approximately $1.4 million annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under these programs.
Five-Year Strategy Plan
The Grants and Housing Department is responsible for the development of a five-year strategy assessing the nonhousing and housing community development needs of the city. This document, which is called the Consolidated Plan (PDF), guides the city's community development goals for three to five years.
All CDBG funds must be used to meet one of three national objectives of the CDBG program. These objectives include:
- Provide a benefit to low-moderate income persons
- Eliminate a slum or blight condition
- Meet an urgent community development need, as approved by HUD
The Grants and Housing Department monitors all CDBG and HOME funded activities for compliance with national objectives, eligible program beneficiaries, fiscal requirements, environmental requirements, and all program guidelines and statutory regulations.
The department also functions as the city's Fair Housing Office.