Community Development

Community Development implements programs and projects that strengthen families and neighborhoods by partnering with human service agencies.

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Notice of Funding Opportunity: 
HOME-ARP Tenant Based Rental Assistance 
& Supportive Services Funding

The City of Denton has allocated $1,713,622 in HOME-ARP funds for Tenant Based Rental Assistance (HOME-ARP TBRA) and a broad range of Supportive Services to individuals and families that meet one of the Qualifying Populations defined in the CPD Notice: Requirements for the Use of Funds in the HOME-American Rescue Plan Program.  

The available funding is designed to address the gap in services for permanent housing assistance over three (3) years. This grant may be used for eligible Tenant Based Rental Assistance and Supportive Services costs. Organizations serving the HOME-ARP qualified populations may apply. Local housing assistance providers, shelters, and homeless supportive service providers interested in providing TBRA and Supportive Services are encouraged to apply. 

Who Can Apply

  • Agency must be a 501(c)3 in operation for more than two years and providing services to people/households experiencing homelessness.
  • Agency must be providing emergency shelter or supportive services to persons/households experiencing literal homelessness as defined by 42 U.S. Code § 11302.
  • Agency must be currently using HMIS and actively participating in Denton’s Coordinated Entry process, including participating in monthly Case Conferencing.
  • Agency must have at least 2 years of experience administering grant funded rental assistance or TBRA programs in the City of Denton.

Please also note:

  • A maximum of two (2) recipients will be awarded for this funding. 
  • Applicants must be available for a brief presentation to the Community Services Advisory Committee Friday, February 10, 2023, at 12:00pm.
  • The City of Denton HOME-ARP TBRA and Supportive Services program will give preference to households experiencing literal homelessness.
  • Applicants are encouraged to review the full program limits and requirements included in the applications. 

How to Apply

Eligible nonprofits should apply by January 31 at 11:59pm at the link below


Notice of Funding Opportunity: 

Community Development Grant Program

The City of Denton is pleased to provide the 2023-2024 Community Development Grant Program Application for local nonprofit agencies and organizations interested in serving low to moderate-income residents. The joint application is for the Human Services projects, Public Facility projects and Housing projects designed to improve the quality of housing, neighborhoods and the quality of life for individuals and families living within Denton city limits. Applications open Tuesday, January 3, 2023, and close Monday, January 30, 2023, at 5 p.m. Be sure to select '2023/24 Program Year' when beginning your application.



An application training video is available at the link below. NEW applicants *MUST* view the training video and complete the training survey linked below. First-time applications will not be considered unless a member of the applicant organization has completed the online training survey. 


An FAQ for the 23/24 application is provided below. Applicants can email [email protected] with any additional questions, and the FAQ will be updated as needed. 

Services We Provide

First-time home buyers, home owners with home repair needs and renters in need of rental assistance may find resources to help. Housing Programs managed by Community Development include:

Housing Assistance Services

The City works with several partners who provide housing assistance services:

How We Help

The City of Denton is committed to improving the lives of our residents. By leveraging local, state and federal funding, the Community Development division provides support to human service programs, public facility projects and housing projects serving low-to-moderate-income City of Denton residents.

The City of Denton will provide $722,250 of financial assistance in 2021-2022 to support various human service projects in Denton County. The direct financial support to each of the local human service agencies will aid in the stability of their assistance programs.

View a list of Social Service Program Descriptions (PDF).

Community Development Block Grant

The City of Denton utilizes Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program funding to revitalize neighborhoods and provide safe, stable housing in low-to-moderate-income areas in the city limits of Denton. In the 2021-2022 program year, the City of Denton will provide $1,929,178 in financial assistance to support facility improvements and affordable housing projects that serve low-income households. 

View a list of housing and public facility improvement project (PDF).