- Provide decent housing;
- Establish and maintain a suitable living environment; and
- Expand economic development opportunities.
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The CDBG program is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which provides funding to municipalities for the purpose of developing viable urban communities. These activities and programs are primarily aimed at benefiting the City's low- to moderate-income households.
The City receives approximately $600,000 in CDBG funds each year from HUD. For the City of Santa Cruz CDBG funds typically provide a limited amount of ongoing funding for social service providers as well as help fund improvements to community facilities community centers such as Familia Center and the Beach Flats Community Center, recreation facilities such as the Raymond Street Park, Homeless Services Center facilities, and community service facilities such as expansion of the Santa Cruz Woman’s Health Center.