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Neighborhood Development Federal Funding Sources

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
For more than 40 years, CDBG has provided local communities with an important source of funds to address affordable housing and community and economic development needs. The CDBG program provides grants to more than 1,200 local governments to create neighborhood approaches that improve the physical, economic, and social conditions in communities. Every dollar of CDBG funding leverages more than $4 in other funding, bringing additional vital resources to communities.

In Greensboro, CDBG dollars fund Greensboro programs such as homebuyer education, housing rehabilitation, homelessness prevention, and economic development activities like S. Elm Street.

HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)
For more than 20 years, the HOME program has helped communities provide access to affordable housing for low-income households. HOME provides grants to more than 600 local participating jurisdictions to create safe, sanitary, and affordable housing in communities nationwide. Greensboro's Neighborhood Development Department awards available funds through an application process for HOME-eligible projects for nonprofit and for-profit developers/agencies. All of these projects must be for HOME-eligible recipients. Every dollar of HOME funding leverages more than $4 in other funding. HOME dollars have funded Greensboro programs such as housing rehabilitation, housing development, and down payment assistance.

The City is the lead entity for the Greensboro/Burlington/Guilford County/Alamance County HOME Consortium. Each member of the HOME Consortium receives a percentage of the total annual HOME grant based on a formula from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
ESG provides funds for a variety of activities to address homelessness such as to:

  • Engage homeless individuals and families living on the street
  • Improve the number and quality of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families
  • Help operate these shelters, provide essential services to shelter residents
  • Rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families
  • Prevent families/individuals from becoming homeless.

Every dollar of ESG funding is equally matched in other funding.

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
The HOPWA program was established by the AIDS Housing Opportunity Act and remains the only federal housing program solely dedicated to providing rental housing assistance for persons and their families living with HIV/AIDS. HOPWA housing support enables these special-needs households to establish or maintain stable housing, reduce their risks of homelessness, and improve their access to health care and other support. Housing assistance provides the foundation from which these individuals and their families may participate in advances in HIV treatment and related care.


Call the Neighborhood Development Department at 336-373-2349.