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Community Development

The City of Denton Community Development Department uses citizen comments, local government and service agencies guidance, to develop and implement programs and projects that provide decent housing, a suitable living environment and expand economic opportunity, principally for persons of low to moderate income. 

Community Development activities include grants for Housing and Public Improvements, as well as, human service grants that provide funding to area social services agencies. The department also supports the development of affordable housing options that provide full and equal access to all persons through the Housing Tax Credit (HTC) program.


 

  • Housing Assistance

    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:


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

  • Social Services
    Through the Human Services Grant and other general funding the City is providing support to community human services programs serving low and moderate‐income City of Denton residents. The grants utilize Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and General Revenue Funds awarded to local nonprofit agencies. By leveraging funding local, state, and federal, grants we have the target goal to ensure at least 5,500 individuals and/or households are served through City-supported programs. 

    For a map of DCTA public transportation routes and transit stops in conjunction with the location of nonprofit organizations offering assistance to Denton residents for a variety of resources including health care, mental health care, food and meals, child care, housing and homelessness assistance, senior assistance, disability services, etc., please visit this page.

    Social Services

    Click here for a printable version of the information below.

    Child Care Services - $130,000
    • City of Denton Summer Kids Camp ‐ $29,000 for full scholarships to  summer day camp program to income eligible kids in need of quality care in the summer designed to integrate recreation with mentoring, and development of life skills, leadership, respect for others and respect for self .
    • Denton Christian Preschool (940) 383-3332 ‐ $28,000 to provide quality early childhood education for at-risk preschool aged children in the community.
    • Denton City County Day School (940) 382-6485 ‐ $38,000 to provide quality early childhood education to low-income children between the ages of 2 and 5 years.
    • Fred Moore Day Nursery, Inc. (940) 387-8214 ‐ $35,000 to provide nurturing and developmentally appropriate early learning experiences for low-income families between infancy and 8 years old.
    Emergency Assistance for Homeless or At-Risk Housing Assistance - $776,850
    • Denton County Friends of the Family (800) 382-7273 ‐ $35,000 for shelter director to ensure shelter is properly equipped to improve clients sense of safety, provide support in overcoming the impact of violence and abuse, and begin the process of helping the client achieve and maintain self-sufficiency free from family violence.
    • Giving HOPE, Inc. (940) 483-0569 - $35,000 to prevent homelessness by providing rent and utility assistance to families in financial crisis that could result in loss of housing.
    • Interfaith Ministries (940) 566-5927 - $133,000 provides utility assistance to prevent homelessness and assist households in regaining financial stability.
    • Monsignor King Homeless Center (940) 391-1919 ‐ $530,000 for the provision of emergency shelter and enhanced shelter services for people experience homelessness.
    • Our Daily Bread (940) 566-1308 - $43,850 for the portion of security and staff supporting programs related to daily meals, supportive program services, and referrals for individuals experiencing economic hardships, food insecurity and/or homelessness.
    Family Resources - $226,485
    • CASA of Denton County, Inc. (940) 243-2272 ‐ $31,000 to recruit, train and support community volunteers who provide advocacy services in the judicial system for abused children who have been removed from their home due to abuse and neglect.
    • Children's Advocacy Center (972) 317-2818 (Local), 800-252-5400 (Hotline) - $165,485 for supportive services to children and law enforcement in the investigation of cases involving abuse and sexual assault of children.
    • Communities in Schools of North Texas, Inc. (972) 538-9930 ‐ $30,000 for personnel for dropout prevention programs in Denton ISD campuses located within city limits of Denton serving grades K-12 students who struggle with academic, social, emotional, mental and/or physical barriers to success who are at risk of dropping out of school.
    Food Security Services - $50,000
    • The Salvation Army Denton Corps (940) 566-3800 ‐ $25,000 for assistance with food provided during the K.A.R.E. Kitchen daily meals and Food Pantry for clients experiencing homelessness and low-income households.
    • Special Programs for Aging Needs (SPAN), Inc. (940) 382-2224 ‐ $25,000 for senior nutrition program providing nutritional home delivered and congregate meals for senior adults in Denton.
    Health Care and Mental Health Services - $72,500
    • Denton County MHMR (940) 381-5000 ‐ $18,000 for outreach to Suicide Survivors by LOSS Team who are onsite at the scene of a suicide to provide resources and hope to newly bereaved.
    • Health Services of North Texas (940) 381-1501 ‐ $47,000 for low-cost, sliding-scale fee services for patients of all ages, including women’s health and prenatal care. Services include treatment for acute & chronic physical and behavioral conditions, immunizations, well visits, care management, and access to specialty care.
    • PediPlace (972) 436-7962 $7,500 for medical salaries, and medical care service delivery costs to children residing in Denton ages birth to 18 who are uninsured or qualify for Medicaid or CHIP benefits.
    Other Types of Public Services - $97,000
    • RSVP Serving Denton County (940) 383-1508 (Volunteers) ‐ $5,000 for coordination of volunteer services for senior citizens in Denton who provide volunteer services to local nonprofits meeting a community need.
    • United Way of Denton County (940) 566-5851 - $92,000 ($12,000) for HMIS Licenses that support all service providers ability to share information and make referrals for housing assistance and other supportive services through HMIS and ($80,000) for Homelessness Initiatives including the Denton County Homelessness Leadership Team Collective Impact Project.
  • Community Development Block Grant

    The City of Denton utilizes the Federal Community Development Block Grant for Housing and Public Improvements that assist low to moderate-income households and to help revitalize neighborhoods.

    Grant application(s) must follow established criteria in the City’s Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development and address the stated priorities.

    Application and mandatory training dates will be available in November 2019 for interested organizations looking to apply.

    If you would like to apply, have questions or need additional information, please contact Luisa Garcia, Community Development Coordinator, at Luisa.Garcia@cityofdenton.com or (940) 349-7238.

  • Human Services Grant
    The City of Denton utilizes the Federal Community Development Block Grant to improve the quality of housing and neighborhoods through grants and housing assistance programs. Community Development also administers grant programs awarded through other City departments including the Police Department’s Fair Share Fund and the Denton Municipal Electric P-L-U-S One Utility Assistance Program.

    HUMAN SERVICES GRANT
    The Human Services Grant provides funds to community human services programs serving low to moderate-income City of Denton residents. The grant utilizes Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and General Revenue Funds awarded to local nonprofit agencies. Services funding generally include reduced cost childcare, adult care, family services, youth services, homelessness assistance/prevention, utilities assistance, and others as needed. Interested organizations complete the annual application to be released in November 2019.

    To learn more about programs currently funded visit Social Services

    If you would like to apply, have questions or need additional information, please contact Anja Taylor, Grants Program Coordinator, at Anja.Taylor@cityofdenton.com or (940) 349-7322.


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