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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.

Join us at the upcoming Public Hearings for citizens to discuss how federal funds can be used in the 2019-20 funding year. Federal funding for the Community Development Block Grant and the HOME Investment Partnership Grant is available for housing, human services, and public improvements for low- and moderate-income households and neighborhoods.
 
Public Hearings will be held:
Monday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St.
Monday, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. at MLK Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St.

The 2019-20 Community Development Survey is available for citizen input in both English and Spanish.
 

  • 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 3,500 individuals and/or households are served through City-supported programs. 

    The City provides funding for the provision of the following services for the 2017‐18 fiscal year:
     

    Child Care Services


    Elderly Services
     
    • RSVP Serving Denton County (940) 383-1508 (Volunteers) ‐ $5,000 for coordination of volunteer activities for senior citizens in Denton who provide volunteer services to local nonprofits.
    • Special Programs for Aging Needs (SPAN), Inc. (940) 382-2224 ‐ $25,000 for home delivered and congregate meals for senior adults in Denton.

    Family Resources
     
    Health Care Services
     
    • Denton Community Health Clinic (940) 600-7527 (Behavioral Health & Diabetic Eye Exams) ‐ $32,000 for health care and case management for patients with complex needs in coordination of care and specialized eye exams for persons with diabetes.
    • Health Services of North Texas (940) 381-1501 ‐ $45,000 for indigent primary care providing immunizations, treatment for acute & chronic physical and behavioral health conditions, well visits, care management and access to specialty care.
    • PediPlace (972) 436-7962 - $5,000 for children to have access to healthcare services.

    Mental Health and Disabilities
     
    Other Types of Public Services
     
    • RSVP Serving Denton County RSVP (940) 383-1508 (VISTA) ‐ $13,000 for providing paid full-time volunteer support to organizations that help eradicate poverty.

    Emergency Assistance for Homeless or At Risk 
    • Monsignor King Homeless Center (940) 391-1919 ‐ $32,000 for the provision of emergency shelter during inclement weather for people experience homelessness.
    • The Salvation Army Denton Corps (940) 566-3800 ‐ $23,250 for assistance with food provided at the K.A.R.E. Kitchen daily meals and Food Pantry for clients experiencing homelessness and low-income households.
    • Giving HOPE, Inc. (940) 483-0569 (Transitional Housing) $32,500 for homeless prevention financial rental assistance to families at-risk of homelessness.
    • Interfaith Ministries (940) 566-5927 ‐ $7,000 for short term rental assistance to prevent eviction and prevent homelessness.; $100,000 for assisting families in crisis with one-time utility assistance.
    • Our Daily Bread (940) 566-1308 - $15,000 for a program coordinator to assist in providing services, and referrals for other services to people experiencing or at-riskof homelessness.
    • United Way of Denton County (940) 566-5851 - $107,748 for director of homelessness initiatives, coordinator of homelessness initiatives, and a housing navigator in support of the Denton County Homeless Leadership Team system wide plan to help ensure homelessness is rare, brief and nonrecurring.
  • Community Development Grant Application and Mandatory Training

    The City of Denton Community Development 2019-20 Program Year Application is available to interested organizations.
     
    The Community Development grant program provides funding to improve low to moderate-income neighborhoods; including improvements to housing, parks, streets, and sidewalks in Denton. Funding is also available for building improvements to local non-profits that serve low-income households. For more information on the City of Denton Community Development Block Grant visit https://www.cityofdenton.com/communitydevelopment
     
    Interested organizations will need to attend a training session and complete and submit the application prior to the deadline listed below.

    Mandatory Training - register by calling (940) 349-7726
    City Hall East, Suite B, 2nd floor Large Conference Room, 601 E. Hickory St

    • Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 from 10 to 11 a.m.
    • Friday, Jan. 11, 2019 from 2 to 3 p.m.
    Applications - due by 4 p.m. on Jan. 30, 2019

     

     
  • Human Services Grant Application and Recommended Training
    The City of Denton Human Services 2019-20 Program Year Application is available to interested organizations.
     
    The Human Services grant programs provide funding for daycare, health services, food, etc. that help meet the needs of low to moderate-income individuals. Funding is available to agencies or City departments that offer services to Denton residents.  For more information on the City of Denton Human Services Grant visit https://www.cityofdenton.com/communitydevelopment
     
    Interested organizations will need to complete and submit the application prior to the deadline listed below. It is also recommended that you attend one of the training workshops.

    Training workshops - register online by 5 p.m. on Dec. 1
    City Hall East, Suite B, 2nd floor Large Conference Room, 601 E. Hickory St.
    • Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, Dec. 6 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
    • Friday, Dec. 7 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
    Applications - due by 4 p.m. on Jan. 10, 2019  


    To learn more about programs currently funded visit Social Services

  • Emergency 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 .

    In addition, Community Development also administers grant programs awarded through other City departments including the Police Department's Fair Share Fund and the Denton Municipal Electric PlusOne Utility Assistance Program. The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs awards funds from the Emergency Solution Grant to provide homeless programs and services. 

    Emergency Services Grant
    To learn more about ESG in Denton County, please visit: https://endhomelessnessdenton.com/about/emergency-solution-grant-esg/ or contact the City of Denton Community Development Division at (940) 349-7726.


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