Housing & Community Development Division

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Housing & Community Development Division

 

Services

The H&CD Division administers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program in accordance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Code of Federal Regulations 24 CFR Part 570.  Agencies with a 501(c)3 who work with the city's low-income population may qualify for these funds.  The yearly application cycle begins in October.

The H&CD Division also administers a housing rehabilitation program (HAND and HOME) for low-income city homeowners and offers a first-time homebuyer down payment program (CHOP).

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

ADA/Section 504 Information

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
307/637-6301
efountain@cheyennecity.org

 

 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.

 

 

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.

Responsibilities

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)

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

Documents

 

 

Plans

5-Year Comprehensive Consolidated Plan

As a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Entitlement jurisdiction, the City of Cheyenne receives an annual allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to support and address HUD national objectives.  The City is required to submit a 5-Year Comprehensive Consolidated Plan that identifies goals to be addressed within the next 5-years. 

2020-2024 ConPlan(PDF, 7MB)

2015-2019 ConPlan(PDF, 7MB)

Annual Action Plan

An annual Action Plan is required at the beginning of the federal program year to identify and describe how entitlement funds will be used within that year.  The Federal program year runs from July 1 through June 30.

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

A CAPER identifies the goals and projects that were completed and is required for each year. 

Rehabilitation Program

Rehabilitation Programs

HAND

Minor rehabilitation repairs, maximum $8,500.00, can be addressed through the HAND Program.  The HAND Program is a local housing rehabilitation program that provides funding to low- and moderate-income homeowners who live within the city limits.  

Hand Application(PDF, 135KB)

HOME

Extensive rehabilitation repairs, maximum $25,000.00, can be addressed through the HOME Program. 

Home Application(PDF, 162KB)

 CHOP

Looking to buy a home?  The Cheyenne Homebuyer's Opportunity Program (CHOP) can provide a maximum of $5,000.00 for down payment or closing costs to assist low- to moderate-income individuals in purchasing an affordable home within the city limits.  

Chop Application(PDF, 85KB)

Do I Qualify?

Interested persons should contact their local lenders to begin the "paperwork" to qualify for the program.  When you have pre-qualified have your lender submit your documentation to the Housing & Community Development Office.  Applicants will then contact a realtor and begin shopping for their future home.

Documents

For more information about policies, procedures and guidelines for our rehabilitation programs check out these documents.

 

 

 

 

CDBG-CV

The City of Cheyenne will receive 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 may apply.  

Download Application Here(PDF, 484KB)