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Community Development

The City of Denton Community Development Department uses citizen input and local service agency guidance to develop and implement programs and projects designed to assist low and moderate-income households and revitalize distressed neighborhoods.

Partnerships with local and state organizations are leveraged to support existing community planning programs and fill gaps in the City's service delivery system. Community Development activities are primarily funded through the Community Development Block Grant and Home Investment Partnership programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Other sources of funding include City general funds and Emergency Solutions Grant provide for social services to assist low and moderate-income households and the homeless.
 

  • 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
    The City strives to deliver outstanding quality services through citizen involvement, innovation, and efficient use of resources. 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:

    Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Texas (940) 239-9309 - Free after school services to 20 socially-economically disadvantaged youth

    CASA of Denton County, Inc. (940) 243-2272 - Salary costs of case manager to provide advocacy services in the judicial system for abused children who have been removed from their home. The agency helps to ensure the child is placed in a safe, permanent home.

    Children's Advocacy Center (972) 317-2818 (Local), 800-252-5400 (Hotline) - Fee for support 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 - Funding for personnel and supplies for dropout prevention programs in Denton ISD campuses located within city limits of Denton.

    Denton Christian Preschool (940) 383-3332 - Provision of teacher and bus driver salaries to provide quality early childhood education for at-risk children in the community.

    Denton City County Day School (940) 382-6485 - Teacher's salaries for day care to low-income children between the ages of 18 months and 5 years.

    Denton Community Health Clinic (940) 600-7527 - Case management for patients with complex needs in coordination of care.

    Denton County Friends of the Family (800) 382-7273 - Salary for 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.

    Denton County MHMR (940) 381-5000 - Direct care staff for the HCS Residential Care Services Program.

    Fred Moore Day Nursery, Inc. (940) 387-8214 - Teacher's salaries to provide nurturing and developmentally appropriate early learning environment for low-income families between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years old.

    Giving HOPE, Inc. (940) 483-0569 - Costs for the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and case manager's salary and financial assistance to families who are homeless or at-risk of being homeless and seeking to secure permanent housing.

    Health Services of North Texas (940) 381-1501- Food and hygiene assistance to HIV/AIDS clients to supplement and increase access to food; medications and the cost of enrollment to access free and low-cost medications provided by pharmaceutical companies; and medical services (specifically sonograms) for women who demonstrate a lack of financial resources to receive such care.

    Interfaith Ministries (940) 566-5927 - Short term rental assistance to prevent eviction and prevent homelessness.

    RSVP (940) 383-1508 - Personnel expenses for the Program Assistant for coordination of volunteer activities for senior citizens in Denton.

    The Salvation Army Denton Corps (940) 566-3800 - Assistance with food provided at the K.A.R.E. Kitchen and Food Pantry for clients and low-income households.

    SPAN, Inc. (940) 382-2224 - Home delivered and congregate meals for senior adults in Denton.

     
  • Community Development Block 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. 

    Community Development Block Grant

    The primary goal of the City of Denton's Community Development Block Grant and HOME programs is the improvement of low- and moderate-income neighborhoods and housing.
     
    Proposed projects are submitted to the Community Development Advisory Committee and are based on the project’s conformance with the established criteria in the City’s Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development and City Council’s stated priorities.  Eligible activities include:  public facility improvements, demolition and clearance, public (human) services, housing rehabilitation and new construction, home ownership assistance, economic development, tenant-based rental assistance, and other activities.
     
    Interested organizations need to complete the application below.

    Application is due Wednesday, January 25 at 4 p.m. 

    Community Development Block Grant Application and Instructions
  • 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 .

    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. 

    Human Services Grant

    The Human Services Grants provides funds to community human services programs serving low and 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. Applications are currently being accepted. 
     
    Interested organizations need to complete the application below.
    Application is due Thursday, Jan. 12 at 4 p.m.
     
    Human Services Grant Application

    Human Services Grant Application Information
  • 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

    The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is a State of Texas administered grant program for homeless and homeless prevention activities. 
     
    Application and additional information coming soon.   
     
    Interested parties should contact the City of Denton Community Development Division at (940) 349-7726.


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