- City Services
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- Community Development
Services & Responsibilities
The Community Development Department is committed to improving the community by providing decent, affordable housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for those persons of low to moderate income.
Oversight and management of Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) and its related activities.
Promoting economic opportunities for the residents of the City of Gadsden
Coordinating activities and education relating to the Fair Housing Act
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
The CDBG program is an important tool for allowing the City of Gadsden to tackle serious challenges facing the community, and providing the means to improve the quality of life. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awards CDBG funds to entitlement communities to carry out a wide range of activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, providing decent affordable housing, providing improved community facilities and services, and economic development. Activities must meet one of three national objectives:
Benefiting low to moderate income persons
Elimination of slum or blight
Meet an urgent community need
Housing Assistance Program
Pre-applications are being accepted. If you have any questions or you have a life or health safety issue, please call us at 256-549-4532.
- 2020 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
- 2020-2024 CDBG Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan
- 2021 CAPER Report (draft)
- Final 2022 CDBG Budget
- 2023 Notice of Public Hearing
- Draft 2023 CDBG Action Plan and budget
- Proposed 2023 CDBG budget
- Amended 2020 Action Plan and 2020-2024 Consolidated Plance