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

Nonprofits

Nonprofits and government agencies can apply for funds from the city's CDBG program each year for housing and community development projects. These projects must meet federal grant regulations, serve Commerce City residents, and be identified as a priority in the city’s 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan

Learn about nonprofit eligibility requirements and download the application

Public Input Meetings

Join us to share your ideas on how the city should spend half a million dollars on 2020 community projects that benefit low-to-moderate-income residents/neighborhoods in the city. Your idea(s) can become a reality if it qualifies for the CDBG program. Previous funding projects have for example, assisted the elderly, helped crime victims, discounted the cost of recreational programs and started a home rehabilitation program. 

CDBG Public Input Meeting #2

Thursday, March 28
6–7:30 p.m.
Small Business Resource Center
7270 Monaco St., Commerce City

Submit Your Project Ideas

If you are unable to attend the public input meetings, you may submit project suggestions through the forms below. Your idea(s) can become a reality if it qualifies for the CDBG program.

CDBG Online Project Idea Form
CDBG PDF Project Idea Form

Idea examples of possible CDBG-funded projects:

  • Job training
  • Small business assistance
  • Neighborhood beautification
  • Building demolition and clearance
  • Home repairs and weatherization
  • Home accessibility
  • Crime prevention and victim services
  • Homelessness prevention
  • Meals for the vulnerable
  • Summer youth activities
  • Senior programs
  • Neighborhood clean-up programs

Planning for Future Projects

City council approved the city’s 2018 CDBG Annual Action Plan (AAP) in July 2018; The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved the plan in September 2018. The approved projects listed below are currently in the implementation process:

 2018 AAP Project Estimated Amount 
Minor Home Repair Program  $155,655
Small Business Resource Center – Staff & Building       $72,460
Arapahoe County Weatherization (also serves Adams County residents)  $70,000
Brothers Redevelopment – Paint-a-Thon  $25,000
Domestic Violence Victim Support Program  $25,000
Access Housing - Increased Staffing  $21,840
CDBG Program Administration & Planning $92,489
2018 CDBG Estimated Total  $462,444

Complete 2018 Annual Action Plan

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.