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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Community Development Grants Division
3 Pond Road
Gloucester, MA  01930

Ph: 978-325-5241

Monday - Wednesday 8:00 - 4:00
Thursday 8:00 - 6:30
Friday 8:00 - 12:30

The Community Development Department utilizes Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to support local Public Services, Economic Development, First Time Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance, Housing Rehabilitation and Public Facilities Projects. For more information, please contact us at 978-325-5241 or via email at .

The primary objectives of the Community Development Block Grant Program, which is funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by the city of Gloucester, are development of viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low- and moderate-income. Any activity may be financed in whole or in part by CDBG funds only if it accomplishes one of the following national objectives of the block grant program:

A. Principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons 
At least 70% of the City’s CDBG funds must be used for activities that benefit low- and moderate-income persons. The low- and moderate-income benefit is determined either by the income of the household receiving CDBG services or by geographical location.
B. Aid in the prevention and elimination of slums and blight 
If, instead of qualifying under the low/moderate income benefit provision, the activity qualifies under the prevention or elimination of slums and blight provision, it must: 

1.    be in a slum, blight, deteriorated, or deteriorating area as defined by state or local law; and the area must contain a number of deteriorated or dilapidated buildings or improvements throughout the area. Activities undertaken must be designed to address one or more of the conditions which qualify the area, or

2.    be designed to eliminate the specific conditions of blight or physical decay on a spot basis not located in the slum or blighted area.

C. Be designed to meet a need having a particular urgency 
To qualify under this criteria an activity must be “designed to alleviate a serious and immediate threat to health or welfare of the community which is of recent origin” and which the City is unable to finance out of its own other sources. See 
hud.gov for more information.


First Time Homebuyer Application

First Time Homebuyer Policies

Gloucester Housing Authority Program Schedule 2019


Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) 2018 Draft

Public Hearing Minutes for February 7, 2019

Public Hearing Minutes for March 7, 2019

Draft PY19 Annual Action Plan

Citizen Participation Plan 2015 - 2019

Five Year Consolidated Plan 2015 - 2019 and Annual Action Plan PY2015

HUD Income Guidelines


Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds - PY18 Housing Rehab

Notice of Release of Funds for PY17 ADA Sidewalk project

Notice of Release of Funds for PY17

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