CDBG Program

CDBG Program

The City of Biloxi is designated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program entitlement city, which means it receives an annual allocation of funds to support eligible community development and housing activities that primarily benefit low-to-moderate-income residents.  Biloxi does not receive an annual allocation of funds from HUD for the HOME, HOPWA, or ESG, but must work with other agencies to compete for funding from those programs.

The City of Biloxi’s CDBG Program Year is the same as the City’s fiscal year, beginning October 1 and ending September 30.  Each Program Year, the City develops an Annual Action Plan to identify the use of available CDBG funds in compliance with applicable federal regulations and HUD policies. Projects supported through the CDBG Program address unmet community needs identified by citizens through the Action Plan development process and identified the Biloxi Five-Year CDBG Consolidated Plan.

All expended CDBG funds must meet at least one of the national objectives of the Community Development Block Grant Program, which are to:

  1. Principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons. A project or activity will be considered to principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons if it is designed to meet identified needs of low- and moderate-income persons.
  2. Prevent or eliminate slums or blight.
  3. Address eligible community needs having a particular urgency.

CDBG Plans and Documents

Biloxi’s current CDBG Action Plan and the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan are available for review by clicking on the appropriate link above.  Previous years’ CDBG Plans, the Biloxi Citizens Participation Plan, Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, and Anti-Displacement and Relocation Plan are available for public review in the Federal Programs Manager’s office, located at 214-A Delauney Street in downtown Biloxi, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fair Housing

The City of Biloxi affirmatively furthers fair housing by conducting an analysis of impediments to fair housing choice within its municipal boundaries, taking appropriate actions to overcome the effects of impediments identified through that analysis, and maintaining records reflecting the analysis and actions in this regard.

Questions: Contact Susan Pickich, Community Development Department, at 228-435-6269.