Community Development Block Grant
The goals of the CDBG program are to:
The Township has participated in the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) Program on an annual basis since 1975. These funds are distributed by the Federal Government through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), however, the Township does not receive these funds directly, but as a sub-recipient, along with 53 other communities within Oakland County, as part of the Urban County Program. As a member community, West Bloomfield is required to prepare an annual program for the distribution of CDBG funds and each year the Planning Commission prepares that plan, which is then adopted by the Township Board. The Township Board holds a public hearing annually each fall in determining the allocation of funds.
Currently, funds are being used for senior programs that include provided meal services; minor home repair inspections to improve the condition of existing housing; creating barrier-free improvements at township parks; and the support of abused women and children.
The Planning Department would be happy to assist low to moderate income homeowners with the necessary contacts and information regarding Housing Counseling, Home Improvement, Loan Rescue, Unemployment Mortgage Subsidy and Landlord Tenant Counseling. For direct information, please click-on the Community & Home Improvement Division web site below.