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Owensboro 2023 Pro Housing DRAFT Grant Application

The Community Development Department is committed to making a significant difference in our community. As an entitlement grantee, we receive a formula grant on an annual basis from the Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant program.

We use those funds to make that difference in several different ways…

  • Create Neighborhood Redevelopment Plans such as BaptistTown, Old Germantown District, Mechanicsville and Triplett Twist Neighborhood;
  • Build and reconstruct streets, sidewalks and make other public Improvements;
  • Manage a Homebuyer Program that constructs new homes that are sold to low to moderate income individuals and families (300 homes constructed and sold so far);
  • Manage an Existing Homeowner Rehabilitation Program that helps people make repairs to their homes (over 475 homes renovated so far);
  • Create partnerships with non profit and private developers to expand the availability of affordable housing (over 250 rental units created or rehabilitated);
  • Administer the Historic Preservation and the Downtown Design Review Process;
  • Assist developers thru the regulatory process in Downtown;
  • Administer other special grants and projects.

To learn more about the Housing and Urban Development Entitlement Program, as it applies to the City of Owensboro, click HERE.