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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
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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.

West Allis CDBG Program
The City of West Allis receives an annual allocation CDBG funds from Housing and Urban Development based on the population of Low-to Moderate Income individuals (based on Census Data). Each year, an annual plan specifying the allocation of CDBG funds is developed following a solicitation period for activities and formation of a recommended Annual Plan by an appointed Citizen Block Grant Committee. The plan generally allocates funds to local activities, including economic development, public works improvements, public services and housing rehabilitation projects. The City of West Allis FY 2016 allocation from HUD was approximately $1.1 million. The estimated funding for 2017 is uncertain at this time. Congressional appropriations action will determine any increase or decrease from the program's past funding levels. 


Eligible Activities
A variety of activities or projects may be undertaken with CDBG funding. Proposed activities must meet one of the three broad National Objectives listed above and also be "eligible" under Part 570, Sections 201-206 of the Federal Regulations. Examples of eligible activities include: property acquisition, construction of public facilities, clearance and demolition activities, parking facilities, special economic development assistance, public services, commercial and housing rehabilitation, planning and program administration and redevelopment and relocation. 

Ineligible Activities
Projects that cannot be carried out using CDBG funds include: construction or rehabilitation of buildings (or portions thereof) used predominantly for the general conduct of government, general government expenses, political activities, purchase of equipment and operating and maintenance expenses in connection with public facilities. 

Adopted Plans, Reports and Applications

Please contact Community Development Division at (414) 302-8460 with any questions or for technical support.

Department of Development
City Hall
7525 W Greenfield Ave
Room 220
West Allis, WI 53214
Map & Directions

(414) 302-8460
Fax: (414) 302-8401

8:00 am - 5:00 pm M-F

Community Development
Patrick Schloss
Manager
(414) 302-8468 
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Kristi S. Johnson
Community Development Supervisor
(414) 302-8463
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