Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is an entitlement program
administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The
program provides funding to support affordable housing and community development
needs throughout Lakewood. The grant amount is based on population size and the
number of low-income persons living in the community.
funds are used for a wide range of community development activities including
neighborhood revitalization, economic development and improved community
facilities and services HUD requires. Any project receiving CDBG funding is
required from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to meet at
least one of three national objectives:
- Benefit low- and
- Aid in the prevention or elimination of slum or
- Meet urgent community development needs
Planning Department is responsible for administering the CDBG program.
Lakewood’s CDBG program year runs from June 1 - May 31. Lakewood receives
approximately $900,000 in CDBG funds annually. The majority of the CDBG funds
are used to address identified community needs through projects managed by
various city departments.