The activities that are eligible for funding under Montana's CDBG Program are limited to those set out by Congress in Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974.
CDBG Large-Scale Multi-Family Housing Development and Rehabilitation Grants
The following summarizes the major categories of assistance for the CDBG Competitive Housing and Neighborhood Renewal Grants:
- New construction of multi-family housing or multiple single family housing development;
- Rehabilitation of multi-family rental housing;
- Temporary housing facilities such as homeless shelters or domestic violence shelters; and
- Neighborhood revitalization and renewal activities such as improvements to sidewalks, street lighting, or neighborhood playgrounds.
These projects may include the following activities:
- Rehabilitate substandard housing;
- Support construction of new, permanent housing;
- Finance or subsidize the construction of new permanent, residential units;
- Site improvements or provision of public facilities to be used or sold for new housing;
- Demolition of vacant, deteriorated housing units with the intent of making the site available for new construction;
- Acquiring sites for use or resale for new housing, and converting existing nonresidential structures for residential use; and
- Neighborhood renewal activities such as cleaning up junk and debris or improving or constructing sidewalks, streets, or neighborhood parks.
CDBG Small-Scale Single-Family Housing Rehabilitation Grants
The following summarizes the major categories of assistance for the CDBG Non-Competitive Housing Grants:
- Rehabilitation of occupied homes and residential properties determined to have critical health and safety deficiencies;
- New construction of infill development residential properties on vacant lots; and
- Demolition of blighted structures that results in replacement of housing on a one-for-one basis
Requirements for eligible housing units:
- All housing units proposed for rehabilitation must have an inspection completed by a professional to determine the specific health and safety deficiencies and a report must be provided to Commerce;
- All housing units proposed for rehabilitation must have an inspection completed to determine the ADA improvements needed, if applicable;
- All housing units that are proposed for rehabilitation cannot exceed the median home price for the project area;
- All proposed rehabilitation work cannot exceed either:
- The median home price for the project area, or
- The value of the property, after work has been completed based on an appraisal at the completion of the project.