Housing & Community Development Division

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Program Services

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is a vital federal initiative that supports the City of Cheyenne in addressing local community development needs. Since becoming an Entitlement City in 1975, Cheyenne has directly received annual CDBG funds, which are managed by the city’s Housing & Community Development Division in compliance with HUD’s Code of Federal Regulations 24 CFR Part 570.

This program offers eligible 501(c)(3) agencies a significant opportunity to apply for funding to support the city's low-income population. The allocation process for CDBG funds ensures that all activities align with the program's national objectives and primarily benefit low- and moderate-income individuals. The City of Cheyenne's Housing & Community Development Division is committed to leveraging these resources to promote sustainable community development efforts, including housing, public improvements, and essential services for those in need.

Through careful strategic planning and active public participation, the division is dedicated to making a meaningful impact on the community, addressing critical areas such as housing, poverty, and infrastructure issues.

The Annual Action Plan (AAP) is a prerequisite for receiving funds under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. It is prepared following the 24 CFR Part 91 Consolidated Submission for Community Planning and Development Programs and must be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Call 637-6255 to see if you qualify for the funding. 

Learn More About: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

What is CDBG?

CDBG is an entitlement program that is administered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Who receives this grant?

Communities with populations greater than 50,000 are entitlement communities and automatically receive a grant.  The grant amount is based on population size and the number of low- to moderate-income persons in the community.

The City of Cheyenne has been receiving the CDBG entitlement grant since 1975.

National Objectives

The national objectives of CDBG / HOME programs are::

  • Activities benefitting very low to moderate income persons
  • Activities which aid in the elimination of slum and blighting conditions
  • Activities that address urgent community development needs

Resource Links for Applicants & Sub-Recipients



Learn More About: Plans


The Consolidated Plan is designed to help states and local jurisdictions to assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. 

The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the CPD formula block grant programs.

The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan. Grantees report on accomplishments and progress toward Consolidated Plan goals in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).

Other Plans

Citizen Participation Plan(PDF, 244KB)


Learn More About: Fair Housing

Resources relating to Fair Housing, can be found here:Fair Housing Resources & Information


Learn More About: Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing

To learn more about Impediments to Fair Housing, please view this document: Analysis-of-Impediments-to-Fair-Housing-Choice-Draft.pdf(PDF, 2MB)


Learn More About: ADA

ADA/Section 504 Information

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs and activities conducted by the federal U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or that receive financial assistance from HUD.

In addition to its responsibility for enforcing other federal statutes prohibiting discrimination in housing, HUD has a statutory responsibility under Section 504 to ensure that individuals are not subjected to discrimination on the basis of disability by any program or activity receiving HUD assistance.  Section 504 charges HUD with enforcing the right of individuals to live in federally subsidized housing free from discrimination on the basis of disability.

Any person with a disability who feels himself or herself a victim of discrimination in a HUD-funded program or activity may file a complaint with the City's Section 504 Coordinator.

For more information or to file a complaint, contact:

ADA/Section 504 Coordinator 
Eric Fountain
2101 O'Neil Avenue, Room 310


 Americans with Disabilities Act Title II Regulations(PDF, 1MB)

City of Cheyenne CDBG Handbook(PDF, 800KB)

Americans with Disabilities Website

Mayor's Council for People with Disabilities

The Wyoming Relay/Deaf Services if offered by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services - Vocational Rehabilitation Division.  TTY to Voice Number is 7-1-1 or 1-800-877-9965.  Their website is www.wyomingsorkforce.org/workers/vr/relay.  

Additional information about Section 504 can be found by visiting HUD's Section 504 One-Stop Website.

Accessibility Request for City meeting

Individuals with a disability, requesting  reasonable accommodation, may fill out the form below or contact the office of Human Resources (637-6340), or by e-mail at least 2 business days in advance of the City meeting they wish to attend.



Learn More About: Advisory Council

Advisory Council Information

The H&CD Office has a nine-member Advisory Council.  Advisory Council members are solicited through news releases in the local newspaper that announce vacancies and through requests for people with an interest in helping our community's very low, low and moderate-income residents.  Membership applications are reviewed by the Mayor's Office then presented to the City Council for appointment to the H&CD Office Advisory Council.  Appointments are for a two-year period.


The Advisory Council's primary role is to serve as a liaison between the H&CD Office and community residents in receiving input on very low, low and moderate-income needs and between the Cheyenne City Council and community residents to express identified needs.  During the H&CD Office grant cycle, the Advisory Council oversees the grant process and makes recommendations to the City Council for funding.  In addition, the Advisory Council conducts site visits and evaluations on sub-grantees throughout the year.

Apply for Advisory Council(PDF, 39KB)

Home Repair and Rehabilitation Resources

If you are a resident of the City of Cheyenne or Laramie County, you may qualify for home rehabilitation assistance through the Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County’s Home Repairs Program. The Habitat Repair Program coordinates critical home repairs needed to make a home safe, secure, and healthy for low-income homeowners, often elderly and/or disabled. The homeowners repay a portion of the repair cost on a schedule that is not a burden to their monthly budget. Habitat keeps costs as low as possible, using volunteer labor for projects whenever possible and asking for discounts from subcontractors when appropriate. To learn more, check out the website at Habitat Repairs | Cheyenne Habitat or contact the Habitat Repairs Coordinator, Daffney Sandoval , via email at daffney@cheyennehfh.org or by calling 307-637-8067.


The City of Cheyenne received Community Development Block Grant - CV funding.  This funding is part of the Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES).  Agencies assisting low-income Cheyenne residents with COVID related issues applied.