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Community Development Block Grant

The primary objective of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is “the development of strong urban communities” accomplished “by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities.” While the benefits of such activities can be derived by virtually any citizen of the City, either directly or indirectly, the focus of the program is “principally for low- and moderate-income persons.

Target Areas 2009-2013

targetArea 5 Years

Under the Lubbock City Council‘s guidance, the Community Development Department takes a concentrated approach to community revitalization. By choosing small areas in which to concentrate programs, success will be realized sooner. HUD considers Block Group areas eligible if over 51 percent of their population is below 80 percent of the median income for the City of Lubbock. Areas, which are eligible under this definition, are considered for targeting. Needs and conditions of all eligible neighborhoods are evaluated in the process. Target areas are chosen through a process that coordinates recommendations of Community Development, Services Board members, neighborhood associations, citizens, and the City Council.

North Loop Boundaries
North Loop 289 – MLK Blvd. –
Ursuline St. – Ash Ave.

East Loop Boundaries
East Loop 289 – 4th St –
Idalou Highway

Ave. Q Boundaries
Ave. Q – 30th St. – Ave. L – 42nd St

Amherst Boundaries
Amherst St. – University Ave. – Santa Fe Dr. -
North Detroit – 2nd St. – Indiana Ave.

The National Objectives:
  1. Benefit to low- and moderate-income families;
  2. Aid in the prevention or elimination of deteriorated neighborhoods, referred to as slum and blighted areas;
  3. Meet an urgent need.

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