Community Development Block Grant
The Department of Development coordinates the administration of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City of New Rochelle receives annual federal funding for community projects and programs targeting low-income and special needs persons.
According to HUD guidelines, the City’s priority is to fund activities that are of the most benefit to low and moderate-income persons. Funding applications must indicate how benefits will be extended to these citizens.
The Consolidated Plan is a 5-year plan that helps the City assess affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus on funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnership (HOME).
Through the Consolidated Plan (often called the "Con Plan"), the City engages the community, both in the process of developing and reviewing the proposed plan, and as partners and stakeholders in the implementation of Community Planning and Development programs. By consulting and collaborating with other public and private entities, the City can align and coordinate community development programs with a range of other plans, programs and resources to achieve greater impact.
Annual Action PlanThe Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan.
CPD Maps is an online data mapping tool for place-based planning and is publicly available, giving staff and residents access to analyze and compare housing and economic conditions in the City of New Rochelle, as well as other areas.