Issues

Responding to Charlottesville, U.S. Conference of Mayors and ADL Join on Action Plan to Combat Hate, Extremism & Discrimination

More than 200 mayors pledge to vigorously fight bigotry, work to build tolerance in their cities  ‘Mayors’ Compact to Combat Hate, Extremism and Bigotry’ calls for fully-resourced law enforcement and civil rights investigations of domestic terrorism and hate crimes New York, NY/Washington, D.C., August 18, 2017 – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and The [...]

Letter From U.S. Conference of Mayors President, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to the Nation’s Mayors Reflects on Events in Charlottesville

Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Conference of Mayors President, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following letter to mayors calling on them to unite their communities and to stand up to those who seek to divide and perpetuate hate. Dear Mayors, Throughout our nation’s history, mayors have led the charge opposing all forms of racism [...]

By | 2017-08-22T09:39:11+00:00 August 17, 2017|Hate, Extremism, and Bigotry, Letters, Updates|

America’s Mayors Condemn Bigotry And Violence That Occurred In Charlottesville On August 11 & 12

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran Washington, DC— U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement about the events that occurred in Charlottesville, VA on August 11 and 12, 2017 : “America’s mayors are registering their strong support for Charlottesville Mayor Michael [...]

By | 2017-08-22T09:39:14+00:00 August 14, 2017|Hate, Extremism, and Bigotry, News, Press Room|

Statement By U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director About The Events in Charlottesville, VA

New Orleans, LA— U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement about the events in Charlottesville, VA: “Mayors of all parties, from coast to coast, stand united in support of Charlottesville, VA Mayor Mike Signer. We want to send a firm, united message that hate and violence have [...]

By | 2017-08-22T09:39:18+00:00 August 12, 2017|Hate, Extremism, and Bigotry, Press Room|

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on Threat to CDBG in Senate Border Security Bill

Washington, D.C. –  U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran today issued the following statement on the threat to Community Development Block Grant funds in the Senate Border Security Bill -- Building America’s Trust Act: “The nation’s mayors strongly oppose a provision in the Building America’s Trust Act introduced in the Senate Thursday which would withhold Community [...]

CDBG Works: How Mayors Put CDBG To Work

Download: CDBG Works Report June 2017 The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is the key tool cities use to revitalize low and moderate-income neighborhoods and serve the people who live in them. Administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, CDBG was launched in 1974 and has served thousands of communities across the [...]

By | 2017-07-07T10:18:27+00:00 June 23, 2017|CDBG, Reports|

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: 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|