Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)


City of Mesquite 

CDBG-CV Rental & Utility Assistance Programs 

The City of Mesquite's CDBG Division has partnered with the following agencies to provide emergency mortgage, rental, motel, and utility (gas, electric, internet, and water) assistance to Mesquite residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Catholic Charities Dallas, Inc.

Beginning July 1, 2021, Catholic Charities will be able to assist with emergency mortgage, rental, and utility (gas, electric, internet, and water) assistance. Catholic Charities will process applications on a first-come, first-served basis. Completing the application is not a guarantee that a resident will qualify for assistance. In order to qualify, City of Mesquite residents must:

  • Have lived within the City of Mesquite for the last 90 days (at time of application)
  • Not have received additional or concurrent housing assistance from the federal stimulus program (known as the CARES Act) through another public agency or nonprofit organization
  • Make less than 80% of the area median household income (AMI) by household size:

2021 Income Limits


Sharing Life Community Outreach

Sharing Life Community Outreach offers financial assistance with rent, motels, mortgage or utility bills (gas and electric) to eligible Mesquite households. Completing the application is not a guarantee that a resident will qualify for assistance.

More information on additional assistance programs can be found at City of Mesquite Coronavirus Pandemic Housing Assistance Programs.

CDBG COVID-19 Funded Activities

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Congress passed HR 78, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Stimulus Act, (CARES Act) on March 27, 2020. Following the CARES Act, the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) notified the City of Mesquite that it would receive $1,583,307 in  Community Development Block Grant – COVID-19 (CDBG-CV) funds for emergency assistance to individuals, families, public service agencies and small businesses directly impacted by COVID-19.

In addition to the valuable programs featured, CDBG-CV is also a proud funder of the City of Mesquite’s Housing Rehabilitation Program to assist qualified homeowners with emergency home repairs that threaten health and safety.

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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The CDBG program provides the City of Mesquite with the opportunity to develop viable communities by funding activities that provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities principally for low and moderate income persons. Funds are awarded to carry out a variety of community development activities directed toward neighborhood revitalization, economic development and the provision of improved community facilities and services. Program regulations are in 24 CFR Part 570.