Housing and Urban Development Programs

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Community Development Programs

CDBG Program
The community development staff is responsible for overseeing state and federal grants intended to improve the quality of life for the City’s residents and businesses. Our Department administers the federal entitlement Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) and HOME Investment Partnership Grant (HOME) received by the City of Utica each year.

CDBG funds help to provide decent housing and a suitable living environment, as well as expand economic opportunities for low and moderate income individuals and families. The ESG Program assists homeless persons with basic shelter and essential supportive services. ESG also provides rapid re-housing for those who have recently become homeless. The HOME Program helps to expand the supply of decent, affordable housing for low and very low-income families. The Department works with various community partners, providing these critical funds to these agencies and organizations to support their efforts in these areas.

2023-2024 CDBG Application
2022-2023 HOME Application - Project Application
2022-2023 HOME Application - Budget Spreadsheet
2022-2023 ESG Application
(Download for Fillable PDFs)

2023-2024 CDBG, HOME and ESG Presentation

2021-2022 CAPER

Lead Paint Hazard Reduction
The City of Utica, in partnership with the UNHS Homeownership Center and with a Lead Paint Hazard Reduction grant from HUD, is in the process of conducting a Lead Paint Hazard Reduction program within the City of Utica. Information on this program can be found at https://unhs.org/lead-safe-utica/.

As a requirement of the grant, a Lead-Safe Housing registry has been created, and will be updated on a quarterly basis until the conclusion of the grant. The registry can be viewed in the PDF here.