The annual funding process is underway for agencies interested in applying for federal and local funding used for housing and community activities that primarily benefit low-and-moderate income persons and assist in preventing or eliminating slum or blighting influences.
Non-profit organizations and affordable housing developers can apply for federal funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs. Mesa anticipates the following amounts will be available for FY 2024/2025:
CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) $4,358,340
ESG (Emergency Solutions Grant) $361,881
HOME (Home Investment Partnerships) TBRA (Tenant Based Rental Assistance) $1,000,000
HOME Rental $5,291,132
HOME (HOME Investment Partnerships) CHDO (Community Housing Development Organization $997,495
Human Services $632,853
Funding for the Human Services programs comes from the City's general fund and the A Better Community (ABC) program consisting of donations from the public made through utility bill payments. These funds support programs and services that directly impact community safety services and encourage self-sufficiency so that residents can fully realize economic and social opportunities.
The annual application process closes on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at 11:59 p.m. Agencies interested in applying for funding can view the application process schedule. Mesa City Council will vote on the funding recommendations next spring following a 30-day public comment period.