On August 3rd, the Mesquite City Council approved the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan, 2015 Annual Action Plan, and project allocations for the 2015-2016 CDBG program year. To obtain copies of the the plan, contact CDBG Coordinator Clark Elerson at 972-329-8337.
The City of Mesquite’s Consolidated Plan is designed to identify and assess the City’s affordable housing and community development needs, market conditions, priorities, and strategies in order to set objectives and monitor outcomes of funds received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants. It will be effective for a five-year time period beginning on October 1, 2015, and terminating on September 30, 2019.
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 wide range 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.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas
The Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas (CCCS) is a local, non-profit, community service organization that provides financial education to consumers. CCCS can help consumers with many financial issues, including: