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The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is authorized under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1975, as amended. The primary objective is the development of viable urban communities, achieved by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities, principally for Low - and Moderate - Income (LMI) persons.

In 2004, the City of Harrisonburg became a CDBG Entitlement Community; the City will receive annual CDBG funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This designation is a result of Harrisonburg's growing population and its designation as a metropolitan area.

It is the City's intention to solicit applications for CDBG funding each year from local government agencies, non-profits, and for-profit businesses for projects meeting HUD/CDBG objectives and filling gaps in local services and meeting local priority needs, as outlined in the Consolidated Plan.

Copies of the Consolidated Plan are available by contacting the City Manager's Office and they are also available at the Massanutten Regional Library.


Members of the public are invited to participate in the 30 day public comment period, which started March 27. All comments must be received by 9:00am on April 30.

Comments can be submitted to:

Kristin McCombe, Grants Compliance Officer
City Manager's Office, 409 S. Main St. 

PDF [965KB] 2018 Draft CDBG Action Plan


CDBG Relevant Documents:

PDF [47KB] Citizen Participation Plan
PDF [23KB] Survey
PDF [1.2MB] Low Income Households (LMI) Areas Map
PDF [51KB] City Anti-Displacement and Relocation Plan

PDF [2.8MB] Draft 2017-2021 Five-Year Consolidated Plan


 View the 2016 Assessment of Fair Housing [8MB]PDF


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