Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)


Public Notice of the 5-day Comment Period for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Year 2019 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

In accordance with federal regulations governing, the use of CDBG funds and the Citizen Participation Plan outlined in the City’s 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan, the City of Mesquite proposes the 2019 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) with a five-day public comment period. The Final Draft of the CAPER can be viewed here: PY2019 CDBG CAPER Final Draft

The five-day comment period on the proposed 2019 CAPER will occur February 22, 2021 through February 26, 2021, and is allowable through a waiver issued by HUD on April 17, 2020. The public is invited to submit comments on the CAPER in writing to “Attention: CDBG”, P.O. Box 850137, Mesquite, Texas 75185-0137, to drop comments off at the Community Services office at 1616 North Galloway Ave or, email comments to All written comments must but received by the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on February 26, 2021 to be considered prior to the submission of the 2019 CAPER to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

For further information, please contact the Community Development Block Grant Coordinator at 972-216-6425 or


Introducing the City of Mesquite's Texas Emergency Rental Assistance (TERAP) and Texas Eviction Diversion (TEDP) Programs

Beginning February 1, 2021, the City of Mesquite's Texas Emergency Rental Assistance Program (TERAP) will assist qualified City of Mesquite residents who are financially impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If both the tenant and Landlord agree to participate and meet the requirements, the TERAP program may provide up to six months of rental assistance. Applicants must be at or below 80% of the Dallas County Area Median Income (AMI) to be eligible. Please refer to the chart below.2020 Income Limits

Applicants who have been referred to the Texas Eviction Diversion Program (TEDP) may apply using the TERAP forms below and enter their court information on page one of the Tenant Application Form.

To apply, please complete all 5 of the Forms found below. Applications submitted with missing documents cannot be processed. Completed Forms may be submitted via email to or faxed to 972-329-8340. Assistance will be awarded to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until funding has been fully expended. 

For questions, please contact the CDBG Coordinator at 972-216-6425 or

TERAP Application Documents


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.

Click here to view the brochure

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.