Federal Grant Supported Programs Changing Lives in The American Dream City

The City of Arlington receives more than $4 million a year in federal grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to improve neighborhoods, create economic opportunity and provide quality affordable housing in The American Dream City.

With this grant funding and strong partnerships with several nonprofit organizations, the City is able to help address priority community needs ranging from job readiness and financial literacy to providing transportation, meals, childcare and dental services to low-income families.

“The City of Arlington and partner organizations have worked together to meet the needs of thousands of Arlington residents,” Assistant City Manager Jennifer Wichmann said. “Community Development Block Grants and HOME Investment Partnership funds increase housing opportunities, improve neighborhoods and provide much needed social services. The impact of these investments has made a significant difference for many residents in our community.”

The programs and services supported by these grants have touched thousands of lives, including stay-at-home mom Sarah Rosales. With the help of the HOME Investment Partnerships Program and the Housing Channel, Rosales acquired down payment assistance to buy her first home in Arlington.

“The Arlington Homebuyer assistance program was such a huge blessing. Assistance from the program made it possible to achieve our dream of ownership in Arlington,” Rosales said.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

CDBG provides funding to help create viable neighborhoods by providing decent housing, suitable living environments, and opportunities to expand economic development, principally for low- and moderate- income persons.

HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)

The HOME grant provides affordable housing opportunities for Arlington residents, including but not limited to the first-time homebuyers’ assistance, housing rehabilitation program for low/moderate-income homeowners and rental assistance for low-income households.

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

The ESG grant provides funding for homeless shelter operations, homeless prevention services, and rapid rehousing of homeless families.

For more information on these program and services, visit  http://www.arlington-tx.gov/osi/grants-management/community-development/fund-grant-recipients/.

 

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