The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program was initiated by the U.S. Congress in 1974 as part of the Housing and Community Development Act. The Program is funded directly by the federal government’s U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Although the Act has been amended in recent years, the primary objective continues to be the development of viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low- and moderate-income.
A MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR: Terry Gonzalez (Biography)
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Community Development Commission (CDC) of the County of Los Angeles CDBG Division web page. I hope you will find navigating our website easy and informative.
We are the Division in the CDC that works “behind-the-scenes,” to administer federal CDBG funds received from HUD for the Los Angeles Urban County. The CDBG Division is responsible for performing all the administrative functions a grantee must successfully complete in order to receive CDBG funds from HUD.
The CDBG Division works closely with each of the five (5) Supervisorial Districts and 48 small participating cities implementing community development activities for their constituents. We serve a population of over 2 million, making ours the largest Urban County CDBG Program in the nation. (more...)