Community Development


​Office of Budget

​Community Development​​​

The Office of Budget – Grant Administration/Community Development Division provides program oversight of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Consolidated Plan Budget, which includes:​​​

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)​
  • Home Investment Partnership Program Grant (HOME)​
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)​​
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)​​

The City of Dallas receives these grants on an annual basis from HUD. Program oversight for these grants involve interaction between the City of Dallas and HUD; training and monitoring City departments administering projects; staff support to the City Council-appointed Community Development Commission (CDC); and interpretation of HUD Federal Regulations.



Grant funds are intended for the development of viable urban communities by providing decent housing and suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for the benefit of low and moderate income individuals. Shaded sections on the CD Eligible Census Tracts and Block Groups have been identified as primarily low-/moderate-income areas (LMA), and all qualified activities occurring within these sections are considered to benefit all residents and businesses within the corresponding area. Generally, eligible activities include but are not limited to:

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2019 Community Development Week

The City of Dallas celebrated 2019 National Community Development Week April 22 to April 26. Spearheaded by the National Community Development Association, the week-long celebration annually brings together citizens, government officials, businesses, media, and non-profit organizations through events to showcase the impact of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership Grant (HOME) in the community.


City of Dallas HUD Funds video  (English) (Español)


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Five-Year Consolidated Plan

​​During the month of January public hearings were held to give residents an opportunity to have input on community needs and the use of federal funds for the next fiscal year (which begins October 1). On January 17, 2019 The City hosted a Telephone Townhall virtual meeting, providing residents the opportunity to  join and participate in the virtual meeting by landline, mobile phone or Web Simulcast. 

Residents provided input for the Five-Year Consolidated Plan by U.S. Mail, online, or in-person at a public hearing or at the Office of Budget / Grant Administration Division.  

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Grant Funding for Organizations Desiring to Work with the City of Dallas​

​Organizations desiring to work with the City, by requesting grant funds, should reg​is​​​​ter online as a vendor with the Office of Procurement Services. Texas law requires contractors to be selected through competitive bidding. Organizations must compete in a publicly advertised solicitation process. Organizations may only recommend concepts (i.e. programs or services) for funding based on an un-served or under-served need in the community.​​



​Approved​​​ Consolid​ated Plan Budget​

Projects and/or programs in the approved Consolidated Plan Budget may be administered directly through city services that are identified through other agencies or departments directly. Some projects in the approved budget are implemented by contractors. Organizations that desire to work with the City through a City contract should register online as a vendor on the Office Procurement Services website.​​​


Gra​nt Monitoring

​HUD Grants are monitored to ensure that all Consolidated Plan grant funds under the City of Dallas’ oversight are used in accordance with all program requirements, and for determining adequacy of performance.​​​


Public Notices​

Public Hearing and Notice of Public Review and Comment Period for Dallas Program Performance with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Formula Grant Funds, During the Fiscal Year Ended September 20, 2019

Notice of Public Review and Comment Period for Substantial Amendment No. 4 to the FY 2018-19 HUD Action Plan for the HOME investment Partnerships  (HOME) Program

Notice of Public Review and Comment Period for Reprogramming Budget No. 3 to the City of Dallas FY 2018-19 HUD Action Plan for Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program

HUD Five-Year Consolidated Plan for FY 2019-20 through FY 2023-24 and FY 2019-20 Annual Consolidated Plan Budget Public Hearing