Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

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The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a variety of community development needs. Authorized under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The purpose of the CDBG program is to enhance and maintain viable urban communities by providing decent affordable housing, a suitable living environment and the expansion of economic opportunities. HUD awards annual grants on a formula basis to entitlement community grantees to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services. Entitlement communities develop their own programs and funding priorities. However, grantees must give maximum feasible priority to activities which benefit low and moderate income persons.

For information regarding the CDBG Program
please contact Vincent Lopez at vlopez@cathedralcity.gov or at 760-770-0349.

Current Documents:

CDBG Funded Community Resources:

  • Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board is a non-profit, public benefit corporation that assists individuals in resolving issues related to housing discrimination, home ownership sustainability, rental complaints, and disputes in court through the provision of resource recommendations, education, and mediation.
  • The Cathedral Center provides programs and activities for its senior community. The Cathedral Center’s mission and goals are to improve the quality of life for the residents of Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage and all of the Coachella Valley.
  • Coachella Valley Association of Government (CVAG) oversees the West Valley Housing Navigation Program focusing on the prevention of homelessness through outreach services, shelter care, and program resources. CVAG has contracted Path of Life Ministries to provide such services and support. 
  • Angel View helps children and adults with disabilities that live in our group homes as well as those who live in private homes in the Coachella Valley and High Desert. Angel View assists local families struggling to raise children with disabilities through our Outreach Program.

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