Community Development Block Grant Overview
CDBG Purpose and Objectives:
The primary purpose of the Housing and Community Development Act is development of viable communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities principally for low and moderate income persons. Each activity carried out with CDBG funds must meet one of the three broad National Objectives:
- Benefit low and moderate income persons
- Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight
- Meet other community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious or immediate threat to health.