Local communities in Arizona are faced with the increasing challenge of balancing future growth while keeping existing housing stock, infrastructure and community facilities from declining. The Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH) is dedicated to helping communities face these challenges through its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership (HOME) program funding sources as well as the Weatherization Assistance Program.
The CDBG program is a federally funded program through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and authorized by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. CDBG provides grant opportunities for community revitalization to ensure decent housing, a suitable living environment and economic opportunity for rural Arizona.
The HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) was created by the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 (NAHA). The funds are allocated through HUD and are intended to “... increase the number of families served with decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing and expand the long-term supply of affordable housing...”
The Arizona Department of Housing Weatherization Assistance Program (ADOH WAP) enables income-eligible families to reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. Since 1977, weatherization services have been provided to more than 7 million homes and enjoy greater home comfort, safety and energy efficiency.
Income-eligible families and individuals typically spend a higher percentage of their annual income for energy to heat, cool, and run appliances in their homes. The Weatherization Assistance Program was established to help decrease their home energy costs and to be attentive to energy-related health and safety issues in the home. The U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provide funding for the Weatherization Program.
The ADOH WAP contracts with 10 subgrantee organizations to install weatherization improvements. The ADOH WAP partners with the Southwest Building Science Center, one of only 15 U.S. Department of Energy “legacy” training centers in the country and the only one in Arizona to train weatherization technicians.
The ADOH Community Development and Revitalization (CD&R) division provides CDBG funded grants to incorporated cities, towns and counties (excluding the counties of Maricopa and Pima and the cities and towns therein) who are non-entitlement and do not receive CDBG funds directly from HUD. Please visit our Eligible Grant Applicants section of the CDBG Application Handbook to see if your community is currently eligible for CDBG funding. Additionally, the CD&R division provides HOME funded grants to towns, counties, and non-profit entities for homeownership projects.
ADOH publishes a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) each year informing eligible applicants that funding is available for the CDBG Regional Account and CDBG State Special Projects rounds for community development activities in the categories of Public Improvements, Public Facilities, Housing, Economic Development, Public Services and Planning. A NOFA is published bi-annually for CDBG Colonias projects. Finally, ADOH publishes a NOFA annually for HOME funded Owner Occupied Housing Rehabilitation programs.