We Want to Hear From You! Take The City of Hollywood Community Survey
August 24, 2023
The City of Hollywood Community Development Division is conducting a community survey to develop the Consolidated Plan and subsequent One-Year Action Plans that identify eligible activities for uses of federal funding. The Consolidated Plan (Con Plan) is a five-year plan, describing the City’s development needs, resources, priorities and proposed activities to be undertaken under certain U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs including Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME).
These federal funds are used to address affordable housing needs, homelessness, supportive housing services and community development needs for programs which either directly or indirectly benefit low- and moderate-income households.
The Community Development Block Grant
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to states, cities, and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low-and moderate-income persons. The program is authorized under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The program was designed to reinforce several important values and principles of community development:
• CDBG's flexibility empowers people and communities to design and implement strategies tailored to their own needs and priorities.
• CDBG's emphasis on consolidated planning expands and strengthens partnerships among all levels of government and the private sector in enhancing community development.
• CDBG's technical assistance activities and set-aside for grantees builds the capacity of these partners.
HOME Investment Partnership
The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (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 including building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or homeownership or providing 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. HOME funds are awarded annually as formula grants to participating jurisdictions (PJs). The program’s flexibility allows states and local governments to use HOME funds for grants, direct loans, loan guarantees or other forms of credit enhancements, or rental assistance or security deposits.
The program reinforces several important values and principles of community development:
• Flexibility empowers people and communities to design and implement strategies tailored to their own needs and priorities.
• Emphasis on consolidated planning expands and strengthens partnerships among all levels of government and the private sector in the development of affordable housing.
• Technical assistance activities and set-aside for qualified community-based nonprofit housing groups builds the capacity of these partners.
• Requirement that participating jurisdictions match 25 cents of every dollar in program funds mobilizes community resources in support of affordable housing.
Complete The Survey
Please take a moment to complete the survey online at: www.hollywoodfl.org under “Hollywood Happenings” or pick one up at your local community center to complete and leave with staff to provide to our office. If you require assistance in completing the survey, please call: 954.921.3271.