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Funding Programs

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement program allows annual grants to the nation’s larger cities and urban counties to develop viable communities by providing decent housing; a suitable living environment and economic opportunities, principally for low-income and moderate income persons.

The annual allocation for the City of Jackson for this grant is over two million dollars. HUD requires the city allocate a little over $300,000 of our annual funding to public service projects such as crime prevention, recreational development, infrastructure improvements, employment services; child care; substance abuse services; fair housing counseling; services for youth, senior citizens and homeless persons.

HOME Investment Partnership Program
HOME funds are for the purpose of providing decent safe, affordable housing income households. HOME funds may be used to assist existing homeowners repair, rehabilitation or reconstruction of owner-occupied units.

Down Payment Assistance Program
The Down Payment Assistance Program provides low to moderate income first-time homebuyers with financing for down payments, closing costs, and other costs associated with the purchase of the home.

Housing Opportunities For Persons With AIDS (HOPWA)
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS provides housing opportunities for persons who have tested positive for HIV/AIDS. The primary objective of this grant is to provide independent living to persons with HIV/AIDS so that they may have some stability in their lives. The HOPWA program provides housing and supportive.

Emergency Solution Grant Program (ESG)
The Emergency Shelter Grant provides funds to assist in the operation of local homeless shelters and funds related social services and homeless prevention programs. HUD awards approximately $100,000.00 in ESG funds to the city annually.

These funds may also be used to support essential services including job training, health care, drug/alcohol treatment, childcare and homelessness prevention activities. By helping to support emergency shelters, transitional housing and needed support services, the ESG is designed to move homeless persons from a life on the street toward permanent housing.
 
Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)
The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) was established for the purpose of stabilizing communities that have suffered from foreclosures and abandonment. Through the purchase and redevelopment of foreclosed and abandoned homes and residential properties.

NSP funds may be used for activities which include, but are not limited to:

  • Establish financing mechanisms for purchase and redevelopment of foreclosed homes and residential properties;
  • Purchase and rehabilitate homes and residential properties abandoned or foreclosed;
  • Establish land banks for foreclosed homes;
  • Demolish blighted structures;
  • Redevelop demolished or vacant properties