The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban (HUD) Development Grant is comprised of 2 main areas of funding focus: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the HOME Investments Partnerships Program (HOME). While both HUD programs are focused upon assisting low-to-moderate (LMI) individuals within our community, the CDBG funds primarily serve individuals and families to develop healthy communities through various means while the HOME program funds are designated for “bricks and mortar” affordable housing projects.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
Specifically, CDBG’s primary objective is the development of healthy communities by “providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities principally for persons of low and moderate income”. Knox County Community Development has overseen a variety of projects with our local agencies that include assistance for senior citizens, individuals with mental health or substance abuse issues, or other social issues that may affect low-to-moderate individuals.
HOME Investments Partnerships Program (HOME)
The HOME Investments Partnerships Program (HOME) primary objective is to provide affordable housing for LMI individuals that reside in our community. The HOME program has provided both multi-family and single family homes to stabilize the lives of individuals that have difficult obstacles to overcome to obtain the basic necessities of life.
Local Knox County Housing and Urban Development Links
- CDBG/HOME Application Workshop Information Slides
- 2010- 2015 Knox County Consolidated Plan
- 2013 Knox County Annual Action Plan
- 2011 Knox County CAPER
- Knox County Policies