CDBG & HOME Programs

FY22 CAPER Draft for Public Comment

The City of Charlottesville is proud to partner with the staff of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC) to craft CDBG and HOME programs that are highly responsive to the needs of our communities. One part of that community outreach is to publicly report on our annual accomplishment as well as on our progress towards our long-term Consolidated Plan goals & objectives.

The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is one of our main tools we use for this, and we are proud to announce that a draft of the CAPER for federal fiscal year 2022-2023 program is available for public comment on the TJPDC website here:

Anyone wishing to provide public feedback on the draft CAPER is welcome to communicate their comments to either attend any of three public hearings scheduled and/or to contact Laurie Jean Talun at 434-422-4080 or Anthony Warn at 434-906-2582.

About CDBG

The City of Charlottesville is an active participant in the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships programs of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), and through this partnership the Charlottesville actively supports the development of healthy and vibrant communities, with a special emphasis on fostering benefits for low- and moderate-income residents.

CDBG & HOME are federally funded programs from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD provides annual CDBG grants on a formula basis to localities to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.

HUD also provides annual HOME grants on a formal basis for localities designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households.

Related documents for CDBG:

About HOME

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).

Related documents for HOME:

Consolidated Plans for CDBG & HOME

Every five years, recipients of HUD funds are required to conduct an in-depth community needs assessment and to use the results to inform a 5-year plan outlining our long-term goals for CDBG & HOME. Additionally, each year the city develops a 1-year Annual Action Plan outlining steps we will take to achieve our long-term goals. Both of these plans are reviewed and approved by both the Planning Commission and the City Council and can found here:

Getting Involved

The City receives federal funds annually through CDBG and HOME for housing, public services/social services, economic development, and community development projects. The funds are used primarily to benefit low- and moderate-income residents in the City. You can get involved with the CDBG/HOME grants and join the CDBG/HOME Taskforce. 

CDBG/HOME Taskforce

Taskforce members review applications requesting grant funds and help make recommendation to the Planning Commission and City Council on how the funds should be spent.

Types of projects that have been funded in the past include: 

  • Childcare Scholarships
  • Down-Payment Assistance for Home Buyers
  • Facility Improvements
  • Homeowner Rehab
  • Re-Entry Services
  • Small Business Development Assistance
  • Workforce Development Training

Taskforce Membership

The CDBG/HOME Taskforce is composed of volunteers representing a broad swath of Charlottesville’s communities, including:

  • 5 members from each of the target neighborhoods (low-moderate income areas): Belmont, Fifeville, 10th and Page, Ridge Street, and Rose Hill.
  • 1 member of the City Planning Commission
  • 1 member of the City School Board
  • 1 member representing social issues
  • 1 citizen at-large
  • *Including elderly and handicapped persons, or representatives of them.

Terms: 3 years (for low- or moderate-income representatives); 2 years (for citizens); other members: concurrent with terms on those boards.

RFP & Applications

For consideration during the FY2023-24 round of funding, the city received applications from a number of Charlottesville-based nonprofits which can be viewed here: Received Applications for CDBG/HOME Funding