Mission Statement

Whereas, the primary goal of the Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant Program is to:

"Assist in the development of a viable community by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment principally for person of low- and moderate-income, and also to assist in providing expanded economic development opportunities. Maximum priority is to be given to activities benefiting low- and moderate-income persons, or aiding in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight, or to meet other Community Development needs having a particular urgency."

The mission of the Waterloo Community Development Board is to seek, through the administration of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant Program, other federally funded programs and other funding, the development of a viable community by assisting in the provision of decent, safe housing in a suitable living environment; expanded employment opportunities through economic development activities; to aid in the prevention or elimination of slum and blighted areas within the City; and to meet other urgent Community Development needs. Further, the Waterloo Community Development Board will coordinate with local officials and other agencies and funding sources to make the most of our resources. All such activities shall be intended primarily to benefit low- and moderate-income persons and families.

Adopted by the Board 7/21/1994

Waterloo has been working in partnership with the CDBG since 1976, helping thousands of low income families and/or people with rehab and emergency repairs. 

Some additional ways Waterloo has distributed CDBG dollars into the community include: emergency repairs for income eligible clients; ramps for handicapped or disabled persons; to Consumer Credit Counseling services; Northeast Iowa Food Bank; Salvation Amy for emergency shelter operations; Operation Threshold weatherization programs; Leisure Services park and sidewalk projects; Eye of the Needle transportation, hygiene, household and laundry needs; to the Boys and Girls Club for updates, House of Hope, and the NorthEast Iowa Center for Independent Living

In the News:

Waterloo Honored by Federal Agency for Grand Crossing Project

Waterloo Receives State Award for Grand Crossing Project

Contact Information:
Rudy D. Jones, Director 
Waterloo Community Development Office
620 Mulberry St, Suite 202 
Waterloo, IA 50703 
Phone: (319) 291-4429 
Fax: (319) 291-4431
Email: rudy.jones@waterloo-ia.org
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