Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)The City of Deerfield Beach is an entitlement recipients (has over 50,000 residents) of federal funds and receives an annual allocation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). The purpose of the funds is to provide decent housing, a suitable living environment and better economic opportunities for low to moderate-income residents of the City.
Each activity must meet one of the following national objectives for the program:
- Benefit low- and moderate-income persons
- Prevention or elimination of slums or blight
- Address community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community for which other funding is not available.
The use of CDBG funds is governed by the City of Deerfield Beach’s Annual Action Plan. The Annual Action Plan is determined with considerable input from the community. Examples of programs or initiatives previously funded with CDBG funds includes: housing rehabilitation, home ownership, public improvement programs, economic development, and various public service activities. The Annual Action Plan is made available for public review, input, and comment prior to being adopted by the City of Deerfield Beach Commission; subsequently being submitted to HUD. Deerfield Beach residents are encouraged to participate through public hearings held before the development of the draft, during review of the draft, and adoption of the Action Plan. The administration of CDBG funded programs and initiatives are handled by the City of Deerfield Beach Legislative and Community Affairs Department in coordination with the Deerfield Beach Housing Authority (DBHA).
The HOME Investments Partnership Program (HOME)
The HOME Investments Partnership Program (HOME), funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is the largest Federal block grant to State and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households.
The City of Deerfield Beach receives HOME funds as a member of the Broward County HOME Consortium. The City utilizes these funds for homeowner rehabilitation and purchase assistance programs. Annually, the City of Deerfield Beach receives approximately $150,000 in HOME funds. The administration of HOME funded programs and initiatives are handled by the City of Deerfield Beach Legislative and Community Affairs Department in coordination with the Deerfield Beach Housing Authority (DBHA).
State Housing Initiatives Partnerships (SHIP)
The State Housing Initiatives Partnership program (SHIP) is funded through the Florida Housing Finance Corporation. Funds are provided to local governments as an incentive to create partnerships that produce and preserve affordable homeownership and multifamily housing. The program was designed to serve very low, low, and moderate income families.
SHIP funds are used for homeowner rehabilitation, purchase assistance (down payment, closing cost assistance and mortgage buy down), and disaster assistance. In 2017 the City received an annual allocation of approximately $300,000. The administration of SHIP funded programs and initiatives are handled by the City of Deerfield Beach Legislative and Community Affairs Department in coordination with the Deerfield Beach Housing Authority (DBHA). For additional information, please refer to the Local Housing Assistance Plan.