The funding was provided by the Department of Housing and Urban
funding comprises $38,391,672 in Community Development Block
Grant (CDBG), $10,282,141 in HOME Investment Partnership Program
(HOME), $3,034,624 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and
$1,579,911 in Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
“The Community Development Block Grant, HOME, ESG, and HOPWA are
all vital streams of investment that support local economic
development, community revitalization, and affordable housing
essential to the success of our local community residents and
economies,” said Rep. Kaptur. “Without this important
funding, many of the job-creating projects across Northern Ohio
might not be here today. I am glad to have played a role in
securing increased funding for these life-sustaining programs.
While the Trump Administration continues to zero out these
investments, I will continue to fight tooth and nail to protect
this critical community revitalization funding and make sure
that Northern Ohio continues to receive the federal investment
Communities in Northern Ohio will use the funding to address a
wide range of needs and enable local governments to support
affordable housing initiatives and expand economic development.
The CDBG program provides municipalities in Ohio with critical
funding for transformative and unique development projects and
needed funding to leverage outside investment in job creation
projects. The funds continue to play a critical role in
facilitating local economic development in Northern Ohio and
helping local governments succeed.
HOME funding is the primary source of funding for state and local
governments to buy and rehabilitate affordable housing.
According to HUD, the HOME program provides grants to states and
localities that communities use, often in partnership with local
nonprofit groups or development companies. These communities and
organizations then fund activities such as building, buying, and
rehabilitating affordable housing units for rent or
Emergency Solution Grants (ESG) provides grants to state, local, and private entities to assist
people in quickly regaining stability in permanent housing after
experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness. In addition
to rapid re-housing and homelessness prevention, the ESG program
also provides limited funding for street outreach as well as for
improving the quality and number of emergency homeless shelters.
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
program provides housing assistance and related supportive
services to local units of government, States, and non-profit
organizations for projects that benefit low-income persons
medically diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and their families.
The announcement is a result of the FY20 appropriations package,
which allocated $3.425 billion to the Community Development
Fund, $1.35 billion to the HOME program, $290 million to ESG,
and $410 million for HOPWA.
A breakdown of the funding appears below:
Cuyahoga County: $4,135,131
Cuyahoga County: $349,265
Cuyahoga County: $2,725,711
for Persons with AIDS