The CDBG Program is a formula-based, entitlement grant provided by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The primary purpose of the CDBG program is to develop viable urban communities and provide services to principally low-income citizens and their neighborhoods.
The City of Orlando’s CDBG program is used to conduct eligible activities such as public services, housing counseling and rehabilitation and public facilities acquisition and improvements. The city solicits a request in February of each year for applications for CDBG funds from community organizations seeking to partner with the city in the delivery of services that meet community needs.
For the Community Development Block Grant Program, the City of Orlando will utilize the Florida Housing Finance Corporation's rent limits. Florida Housing Finance Corporation rent limits are based upon figures provided by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and include utility payments.