Community Development

Overview

The Community Development Division administers three grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The division works diligently to design and implement community-based programs that provide decent housing, suitable living environments, and expanded economic opportunities for low-and-moderate income residents of unincorporated Bexar County and the following participating cities:

GOALS

The goals of the county’s HUD-funded programs are to meet the needs of low to moderate-income residents who live in unincorporated areas of Bexar County or in one of the participating cities by:

  • Providing safe, decent, sanitary, and affordable housing,
  • Creating and maintaining suitable living environments,
  • Preventing homelessness, re-house individuals and households who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, and
  • Creating or expanding economic development opportunities for its residents particularly those who have low to moderate-income.

GRANT AND PROGRAM INFORMATION

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) develops viable urban communities and expands economic opportunities for low-to-moderate income people. Bexar County has broad discretion in how CDBG funds are utilized, but all activities must (1) benefit low- or moderate-income households, (2) prevent or eliminate slums or blight, or (3) meet a need having a particular urgency.

EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT (ESG) - CORONAVIRUS (ESG-CV)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020 (CARES Act) provided for a supplemental appropriation of Emergency Solutions Grant funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the spread of COVID-19 among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance, and to support homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts of the public health crisis.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT - CORONAVIRUS (CDBG-CV)

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020 (CARES Act) provided for a supplemental appropriation of Community Development Block Grant funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the spread of COVID-19.

HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM (HOME)

The HOME Investment Partnerships Program develops and expands the supply of safe, decent, and affordable housing for families earning no more than 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI). Grantees may utilize HOME funds for a broad range of eligible housing activities.

EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT (ESG)

The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program is designed to identify sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons, as well as those at risk of homelessness, and provide the services necessary to help those persons quickly regain stability in permanent housing.


HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM - AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN (HOME – ARP)

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) provided for a supplemental appropriation of HOME Investment Partnerships Program Funds to assist individuals or households who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, and other vulnerable populations during the public health crisis. 


  1. Public Hearing Recording - Precinct 2 02.17.22

  2. Public Hearing Recording - Precinct 1 02.15.22

  3. Aviso de audiencias públicas para la presentación de solicitudes para fondos disponibles

    Aviso de audiencias públicas para la presentación de solicitudes para fondos disponibles en octubre del 2022 para los programas CDBG, HOME, HOME-ARP y ESG del año del programa 2022. Read on...
  4. Notice of Program Year 2022 Public Hearings for Submission of Applications

    Notice of Program Year 2022 CDBG, HOME, HOME-ARP, and ESG Programs Public Hearings for Submission of Applications for Funding Available in October 2022. Read on...
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