Hillsboro Community Development Program
The City of Hillsboro has been a part of a Joint Entitlement community with the Washington County Consortium in the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program since 2000. In 2018 the City of Hillsboro elected to become an Entitlement Community and created its own CDBG program.
The CDBG program distributes federal funds to states, counties, and urban cities to fulfill the goals of the program to:
- Provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing
- Provide a suitable living environment, and to
- Expand economic opportunities principally for low- and moderate-income persons
The primary objective of the CDBG Program is the development of viable urban communities, primarily for low and moderate income persons, through decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunity.
All activities funded through CDBG programs must meet one of three National Objectives:
- Primarily benefit low and moderate income individuals, families and neighborhoods;
- Prevent or eliminate slums and blight;
- Meet an urgent local need.
Eligible Program Activities
Public Facilities – serves neighborhoods or populations, and eliminates blight by improving or providing facilities such as parks, senior centers, shelter and health facilities, and group homes
2018 Action Plan
In order to receive annual CDBG funding, the City must submit an Annual Action Plan in support of the 2015-2020 Washington County Consolidated Plan under which the City operates. The City identifies in the Action Plan its goals for CDBG programs and it also serves as the criteria against which HUD will evaluate the City's performance in carrying out the identified goals.