Commerce City receives federal funding for community projects that benefit low-to-moderate-income residents through the CDBG program. The CDBG program aims to provide decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities for Commerce City residents.

Applying for CDBG Funds

Home Repairs for Residents

Home repairs can be pricey. The good news is low-to-moderate-income Commerce City residents may be eligible for one or more Home Repair Programs (HRPs), as part of the city’s CDBG program. In total, there are three HRPs available for residents:

  • Minor Home Repair Program –minor home repairs not to exceed $7,500 per household
  • Weatherization Program –home energy efficiency improvements
  • Paint-a-Thon Program –exterior painting for seniors and disabled homeowners

Learn about HRPs eligibility requirements and download the application

2019 Annual Action Plan (AAP)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced an estimated $428,484 is available to the City for the 2019 AAP. After the city reviewed and ranked all of the public input and project applications, funding recommendations were made to city council for consideration. The city proposes the utilization of CDBG funds to implement the projects and activities for low-to-moderate income residents as summarized below. Should any of these projects not spend all or part of their funding allocation, the unused funds may be reallocated to one or more of the remaining projects.

2019 CDBG AAP Project List

 

Estimated Amount

Domestic Violence Victim Support Program (DVV)

$30,000

Audio Information Network of Colorado

$14,862

Groundwork Denver

$19,410

Minor Home Repair Program (MHRP)

$178,515

Arapahoe (and Adams) County Weatherization Program

$75,000

Brothers Redevelopment – Paint-a-Thon

$25,000

CDBG Program Administration & Planning

$85,697

Estimated 2019 CDBG AAP Total

$428,484

Amendments to Previous AAPs

The city proposes to reallocate unspent CDBG funds from specific 2016-2018 AAPs projects to the 2018 AAP for low-to-moderate income residents as summarized below:

former AAP Projects

AAP Year

 

 

Unspent

Amount

 

 

2018 Recommend Reallocation program

Amount

 

 

 

Fair Housing Activities

2017

$4,000

MHRP

$4,000

Resident Resource Directory

2017

$10,000

MHRP

$10,000

Access Housing Staffing

2018

$21,840

DVV

$11,840

SBRC* Staffing

$10,000

2016 Bus Stop Improvements

2016

$30,000

MHRP

$30,000

2017 Bus Stop Improvements

2017

$50,000

MHRP

$50,000

Total Amount of Reallocated Funding

$115,840

 * Small Business Resource Center (SBRC)

Complete Action Plans for Public Review:

The public is encouraged to submit written comments on the proposed amendments to the 2016-2018 Annual Action Plans and draft 2019 AAP. The city will receive written comments until 5 p.m. local time on June 28, 2019

View the official 30-Day Public Notice

Please direct your written comments to:
CDBG Office
7887 E. 60th Avenue
Commerce City, CO 80022
or csteinberg@c3gov.com

Five-Year Plan and Other Previous Plans

The city’s five-year Consolidated Plan provides a framework, program goals and strategies for CDBG-funded projects into 2021. The city also submits an Annual Action Plan for each program year containing more detail about specific projects to be funded. The Citizen Participation Plan provides the framework and process for the required HUD planning process. Nearly 300 residents from various demographics, organizations and viewpoints provided feedback during the 2016 public engagement process to help steer the development of the initial five-year plans for the city's CDBG program.

Plans:

Reports:

Program Background

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Dating back to 1974, CDBG is one of the longest-running community development programs administered by HUD. This flexible program provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique needs serving at least one of three objectives: 

  1. Benefit low and moderate income persons
  2. Prevent/eliminate slums or blight
  3. Meet an urgent need to eliminate a threat to health and welfare

HUD determines the amount of each grant using a formula comprised of several measures of community need, including the extent of poverty, population, housing overcrowding, age of housing and population growth lag in relationship to other metropolitan areas.

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Fair Housing and Discrimination

If you feel you have been a victim of housing discrimination, a number of agencies are available to help you. This list of resources can help you learn more about the law, understand your rights and/or file a fair housing complaint.