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HOME provides formula grants to States and localities that communities use-often in partnership with local nonprofit groups-to fund a wide range of activities that build, buy, and/or rehabilitate affordable housing for rent or homeownership or provide direct rental assistance to low-income people. HOME is the largest Federal block grant to State and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households.


The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to 1180 general units of local government and States.

The CDBG program works to ensure decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities, and to create jobs through the expansion and retention of businesses. CDBG is an important tool for helping local governments tackle serious challenges facing their communities. The CDBG program has made a difference in the lives of millions of people and their communities across the Nation.

The annual CDBG appropriation is allocated between States and local jurisdictions called "non-entitlement" and "entitlement" communities respectively. Entitlement communities are comprised of central cities of Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs); metropolitan cities with populations of at least 50,000; and qualified urban counties with a population of 200,000 or more (excluding the populations of entitlement cities). States distribute CDBG funds to non-entitlement localities not qualified as entitlement communities.

HUD determines the amount of each grant by using a formula comprised of several measures of community need, including the extent of poverty, population, housing overcrowding, age of housing, and population growth lag in relationship to other metropolitan areas.

To review the FFY2014 Annual Action Plan - click here.  It was approved July 17, 2014.

FY2012 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (FFY12 CAPER)  


The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) mandated report for all communities that receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Housing Opportunities for People with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA) and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) funding.  Howard County is an entitlement jurisdiction that receives both CDBG and HOME funds from HUD.  

Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact and Notice of Request for Release of Funds

The Beechcrest Relocation project has no significant environmental impact and the County is requesting HUD release CDBG funds for the project.  Click here to dowload the public notice. 


Federal Fiscal Year (FFY2013) Mini Action Plan Amendment for the Hilltop Redevelopment Project 

Public Notification of increased Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funding for FFY 2013.  Howard County has adjusted the funding schedule for Burgess Mill Station.  Click here to download the notification.  


FFY2013 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report Draft (FFY13 CAPER Draft)

For Public Review and Comment Period - September 8, 2014 thru September 23, 2014.  Click here to review the FFY13 CAPER Draft


FFY 2013 DRAFT Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER Draft)

  • 7/1/13 - 6/30/14 Report
  • Public Notice and Notice of Public Hearing
  • Re: Public Review and Comment Period (September 8 - September 23, 2014)
  • Re: Public Hearing - September 23 2014
  • Click here to download the Public Notice