The City of Portland, Maine is an Entitlement Community for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the federal Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).
The goal of the CDBG program is to develop strong communities by ensuring decent affordable housing, providing services to the most vulnerable, and expanding economic opportunities for low and moderate income persons.
The program achieves this goal through the development of partnerships between government, businesses, and non-profit organizations.
Goals and Priorities
The City will prioritizes the following categories of projects/programs in its funding decisions:
Neighborhood Investment and Infrastructure: Create strong, safe, accessible and vibrant neighborhoods
Housing Availability: Increase housing availability and affordability
Economic Opportunity: Create economic opportunities to transition people out of poverty
Address the Needs of the Growing Homeless Population: Prevent and reduce homelessness