What federal funds does the city receive for low income and revitalization efforts?
The City of Duluth is an Entitlement Community as defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which means that the city annually receives about $3 million in community development funds to provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and opportunities to expand economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income persons. Annual funding sources include Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership Program, and Emergency Solutions Grant Program. To receive these funds, HUD requires the City to create a Consolidated Plan every five years that lays out how the City of Duluth and its partners will use the HUD funds. Click here to view the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, information about the community outreach process, and the analysis of fair housing the City conducted to develop the Consolidated Plan.
What does the city fund?
With guidance from the Community Development Committee the city develops priorities, reviews funding applications, and awards funds to programs and agencies that strive to serve and improve people who are low--moderate income, with a focus on housing, public facilities, public services, homeless services, and economic development.
What does the Community Development Committee do?
The Community Development Committee oversees the community development program by developing priorities, reviewing application, making funding recommendations and reviewing performance. The committee members are appointed by the mayor. The committee’s mission is to invest in community programs that help low and moderate income people by addressing basic needs, providing affordable housing, and increasing economic self-sufficiency. If you are interested in serving on this committee you can fill out an application.