Funding Cycle

Community Development Block Grant and Home Program Funds - The City of Waterloo, acting through its Community Development Board, accepts proposals for the use of Community Development Block Grant and HOME Program funds. These funds are made available to the City by the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. These programs give priority to activities which principally benefit low- and moderate income families, aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight, meet other Community Development needs having a particular urgency, or provide affordable housing. Designated target areas will be given preference for the federal funds.

Notice of Comment Period

City of Waterloo - Community Development
FY2021 Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan 

A Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by the City of Waterloo, on or about May 9, 2020.  The One-Year Action Plan includes an application for about $1,236,900 in Federal Community Development Block Grant funds.  The Plan also includes an application for about $427,600 in Federal HOME funds.  All dollar amounts are subject to change.  The program year for which the funds are intended begins July 1, 2020.  The funds will be used for a variety of activities including public services, housing rehabilitation, emergency repairs, new construction, and weatherization.  Funding is estimated.  In the event federal funds are less than estimated, each activity will be reduced by the percent of reduction.  In the event federal funds are more than estimated, the overage will be applied to Single Family Rehabilitation for both CDBG and HOME.

None of the activities will cause displacement of persons or businesses from their present location.  In the event such displacement would occur, an Anti-displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan has been developed outlining assistance available.  This plan will also be available for public review in the Community Development Office.

The Community Development Board approved a proposed budget on February 18, 2020 which is posted on our website: City of Waterloo/Community Development/Current News.  A 30-day public comment period will begin March 1, 2020 and end March 31, 2020.  Comments will be incorporated into the final document submitted to HUD.

Comments and/or questions may be directed in writing to Rudy D. Jones, Community Development Director, Community Development Board, Carnegie Annex - Suite 202, 620 Mulberry Street, Waterloo, Iowa 50702, phone (319) 291-4429 or by email:

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