The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Since 1994, the CDBG program has provided the City of Mesquite with the opportunity to develop viable communities by funding activities that provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expand 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. In program year 2020, the City of Mesquite received $1,142,933 in CDBG funding to serve low and moderate income persons.
On March 27, 2020, the United States Congress passed HR 78, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Stimulus Act, (CARES Act). From the CARES Act, Mesquite received $1,583,307 in Community Development Block Grant – COVID19 (CDBG-CV) funds for emergency assistance to individuals, families, public service agencies and small businesses directly impacted by COVID-19. In fiscal years 2020 and 2021, a total of $1,443,972 has been allocated to Agency's which address housing, food security, domestic violence, Youth, and mental health needs.
Website: https://www.hlproject.org/Phone: (830) 400-7037Transportation Requests: (830) 400-7039
The Family Place is the largest family violence service provider in North Texas, with three emergency shelters, including the state’s only shelter for men and children.
Please join us in congratulating the following awarded Agencies:
The AZAR Foundation is a non-profit that provides various programs and services to Mesquite’s low-income population. AZAR has employed two licensed therapists who will work with Mesquite residents to evaluate mental health needs, and provide counseling sessions or referrals as needed.
short-term housing and case management for MISD and Eastfield students.support and services to the children and families identified as homeless. MISD employs two full time social workers to assist children and families in obtaining services. Programs will provide hot meals, case management, and
Helen’s Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides case management including housing assistance, street outreach, emergency financial assistance, transportation services and mental health counseling services. Our purpose is to provide stability and solution-focused social support to individuals and families for homeless prevention.
In addition to the valuable services above, CDBG is also proud to fund the following programs:
- Summer Youth Internship Program designed to provide teens from low-income families with the opportunity to gain career experience.
- Down Payment Assistance Program to encourage home-ownership for low-income families.
- CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Program to assist qualified homeowners with exterior, interior, and emergency home repairs.
- Public Works' Orphan Sidewalks Program to rehabilitate or construct deteriorated or missing sidewalk segments in CDBG-eligible neighborhoods.
- CDBG Code Enforcement Program to prevent or eliminate the deterioration of structures in CDBG-eligible neighborhoods.
For questions regarding the CDBG program, please contact:
1616 N. Galloway Avenue
Mesquite TX 75149