Community Development and Housing

Mayors Karen Freeman-Wilson, Ed Pawlowski to Speak in Support of Community Development Block Grant Funding

Washington, D.C. –  On behalf of The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), Gary (IN) Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and Allentown (PA) Mayor Ed Pawlowski will participate in a Congressional roundtable discussion on the importance of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs, both of which are slated for elimination in the Administration’s [...]

By | 2017-05-24T10:16:01+00:00 May 24, 2017|Community Development and Housing, Press Room|

The Nation’s Mayors Sound Alarm on Trump FY 2018 Budget: Statement by USCM CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran issued the following statement on the release of President Trump’s FY 2018 budget proposal, A New Foundation for American Greatness: “Mayors across the country are deeply troubled by President Trump’s brazen attack on the very people he promised to protect. The [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:36:25+00:00 May 23, 2017|Community Development and Housing, Press Room|

Community Development Daily: Dayton (OH) and Indianapolis (IN)

The Conference of Mayors' is sharing success stories daily on what Community Development Block Grants support in our nation’s cities. Dayton, OH Dayton’s Neighborhood Stabilization and Improvement Program received $2,845,103.86 in 2016 and has received $8,185,962.07 overall since 2014. The Neighborhood Stabilization and Improvement Program includes administrative assistance for housing rehabilitation and maintenance programs, emergency [...]

By | 2017-05-04T09:21:12+00:00 May 4, 2017|CDBG, Community Development and Housing, Updates|

Community Development Daily: Montgomery (AL) and Winston-Salem (NC)

The Conference of Mayors' is sharing success stories daily on what Community Development Block Grants support in our nation’s cities. Montgomery, AL During Program Years 2012 - 2015, the City of Montgomery allocated approximately $4M to the Montgomery Housing Authority for infrastructure improvements at The Plaza, formerly known as Tulane Court.  The dilapidated public housing [...]

By | 2017-05-04T09:30:34+00:00 May 3, 2017|CDBG, Community Development and Housing, Updates|

Community Development Daily: Buffalo (NY) and Knoxville (TN)

The Conference of Mayors' is sharing success stories daily on what Community Development Block Grants support in our nation’s cities. Buffalo, NY The City of Buffalo is committed to preserving the integrity of our unique architecture and culture.  One example of this is our Beverly Gray Business Incubator, located in a low-moderate income neighborhood on [...]

By | 2017-05-04T09:35:16+00:00 May 2, 2017|CDBG, Community Development and Housing, Updates|

Community Development Daily: Dallas and East Orange

The Conference of Mayors’ is sharing success stories daily on what Community Development Block Grants support in our nation’s cities. Dallas, TX The Lone Star Gas Lofts Phase II (formerly identified as Atmos Lofts Phase II) project is the second and final phase of the Lone Star Gas Lofts Complex development - located in the [...]

By | 2017-05-01T15:11:14+00:00 May 1, 2017|Community Development and Housing|

Community Development Daily: Beaverton (OR) and Mesa (AZ)

The Conference of Mayors' is sharing success stories daily on what Community Development Block Grants support in our nation’s cities. Beaverton, OR This year, Beaverton funded two organizations a total of $147,000.  A tremendous success story comes from our partner Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon, or MESO, and their work with Maria Roman (name used [...]

By | 2017-05-04T09:57:34+00:00 May 1, 2017|CDBG, Community Development and Housing, Updates|

Community Development Daily: Spotlight on Attleboro (MA) and Fort Wayne (IN)

The Conference of Mayors' is sharing success stories daily on what Community Development Block Grants support in our nation’s cities. Attleboro (MA) Various social service agencies in Attleboro depend on block grant funds to sustain existing services. Over $300,000 has been appropriated to support agencies in the past 5 years servicing over 3,000 low-income Attleboro [...]

Community Development Daily: Spotlight on Santa Fe (NM) and St. Louis (MO)

As a part of National Community Development Week, the Conference of Mayors is sharing success stories daily on what Community Development Block Grants support in our nation’s cities.  Santa Fe, NM In 2009, the City of Santa Fe utilized CDBG funds to provide solar lights in three low/mod income Census tract parks:  Monica Lucero, Salvador [...]

Community Development Daily: Spotlight on New York (NY) and Cincinnati (OH)

As a part of National Community Development Week, the Conference of Mayors is sharing success stories daily on what Community Development Block Grants support in our nation’s cities.  Here are two more CDBG Works examples from New York City and the City of Cincinnati, both showing how CDBG dollars are revitalizing neighborhood housing and businesses [...]

Local Leaders Sound Alarm on Plan to Eliminate CDBG in FY ’18 Budget

Host Conference Call with Reporters During National Community Development Week  Washington, D.C. –  In the middle of Community Development Week (April 17-22), mayors and local leaders across the country today lifted their voices in support of the many accomplishments of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and its ability to positively impact residents and transform communities. On [...]

By | 2017-04-26T11:28:36+00:00 April 19, 2017|CDBG, Community Development and Housing, News, Press Room|

Community Development Daily: Spotlight on Rochester (NY) and Bremerton (WA)

As a part of National Community Development Week, the Conference of Mayors is sharing success stories daily on what Community Development Block Grants support in our nation’s cities.  Cities fund a variety of CDBG projects, ranging from housing to economic development to essential public services. Below are two CDBG WORKS projects from Rochester, NY and [...]

By | 2017-04-19T09:50:44+00:00 April 19, 2017|CDBG, Community Development and Housing, Updates|

Local Leaders Sound Alarm on Plan to Eliminate Community Development Block Grant Funding

Host Conference Call with Reporters During National Community Development Week:   Wednesday, April 19th at 11:30 am ET  Washington, D.C. –  During National Community Development Week, which runs from April 17-21 and highlights the accomplishments of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, mayors and local leaders will host a national press conference call on Wednesday, [...]

Community Development Daily: Spotlight on Oklahoma City and Madison

As a part of National Community Development Week, the Conference of Mayors will be sharing success stories daily on what Community Development Block Grants support in our nation's cities.  Nearly 90 cities have already responded to our CDBG Works survey with examples of successful CDBG projects. If you have not already done so, click here to [...]

By | 2017-04-18T14:02:11+00:00 April 18, 2017|CDBG, Community Development and Housing, Updates|

National Community Development Week Filled With Activities Underway

National Community Development Week 2107 begins today with cities, counties, and states sponsoring activities that will highlight both the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the HOME Investment Partnerships program. This year’s celebration is more important than ever as it will be a significant response to the Administration’s proposed elimination of both programs in [...]

By | 2017-04-17T16:02:42+00:00 April 17, 2017|CDBG, Community Development and Housing, Updates|

National Community Development Week is Coming Up April 17-22

From April 17 – 22, cities, counties, and states will celebrate National Community Development Week.  National Community Development Week is designed to draw attention to the accomplishments of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. This annual event started in 1986, and now in its 31st year, regularly has hundreds of communities participating each year. [...]

By | 2017-04-04T16:30:30+00:00 April 3, 2017|CDBG, Community Development and Housing, Updates|

The U.S. Conference of Mayors Opposes Proposed Elimination of Community Development Block Grants, Other Key Priorities

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) today pushed back on Administration’s initial “skinny” budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018.  The document entitled, “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again,” proposes deep cuts in funding for many local programs, and eliminates the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which impacts [...]

By | 2017-04-04T14:26:10+00:00 March 16, 2017|CDBG, Community Development and Housing, Press Room|

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Announce 2017 CommunityWINS Grant Program

SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 17, 2017 – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Wells Fargo today announced a call for nominations for the 2017 CommunityWINS℠ grant program, aimed at accelerating neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and job creation in municipalities across the country. Launched in 2015, the CommunityWINS grant program includes a [...]

Mayors Examine Issues of Homelessness and Hunger in America

The U.S. Conference of Mayors and National Alliance to End Homelessness To Release 2016 Hunger and Homelessness Survey 38-City Survey Results Announced on a Conference call Wednesday, December 14th at 11am ET Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will release its Annual 2016 Hunger and Homelessness Report on Wednesday, December 14 at [...]