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Welcome to Community Development

The City of Chandler Community Development Section administers funds and programs that promote the improvement of quality of life for low to moderate-income families and assists in the stabilization of Chandler neighborhoods.

Community Development does so by implementing affordable housing programs and by partnering with non-profit and faith-based agencies as well as other City departments to address and meet basic and critical human needs.


FY2015-2016 Human Services Funding 

The City of Chandler FY15/16 Human Services CDBG grant funding application submittal period is now closed.  

For questions regarding CDBG applications please contact
For questions regarding General Fund applications, please contact or  

Veterans Transportation Grant Funding

The City of Chandler has specific FY15/16 funding available for Veterans Transportation, up to $10,000. We are looking for programs that provide transportation to low-income Veterans to Veterans’ hospitals, Administration Offices, service centers, or other locations for Veterans residing in Chandler. 
The basic criteria to apply for funding is the following:
1. Must be a nonprofit health and human service organization with a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.
2. Submit an audit, including management letter, conducted by an independent accounting institution able to render unqualified statements regarding the fiscal status of the organization for three years, except under the following conditions:
a. Agencies with budgets under $250,000 may present a financial review conducted by an independent accounting institution.
b. Agencies in existence for less than three years must supply year-end financial statements for their period of operation, including budgeted versus actual figures.
3. No more than 20% of the Agency’s total allocated funds will be used for program administration and/or evaluation.
4. One hundred percent (100%) of funds received from the City of Chandler must serve Chandler residents.  Funds will be returned if it is found that an agency is not meeting this requirement.
5. Priority will be given to agencies physically based in Chandler, except under the following conditions:
a. There is no Chandler-based service provider meeting the identified need; or
b. An agency outside of Chandler collaborates with or offers essential services to Chandler-based organizations or residents. In this case, the applicant agency will need to provide documentation (such as a letter of partnership, signed agreement, or memorandum of understanding) that outlines the relationship between the applicant agency and the Chandler-based organization/entity (i.e., school, church, etc.) where services are provided.
If you meet these criteria and want to apply for funding, please email me the following information.  The applications will be submitted through the web-based program e-CImpact, administered by Mary Beth Lawler of Valley of the Sun United Way.  
Name of Agency:
Name of Program:
Contact Person:
Contact email:
Contact Phone:
The deadline to submit the application will be December 22, 2014. 
Please contact me via email at with any questions. Thank you!

2015-2019 City of Chandler HUD Consolidated Plan

Every five years the City of Chandler develops a 5-year plan to guide the use of federal funds received from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Your responses will help us identify what is important to Chandler residents, and the Traditional Neighborhoods, Homeowners Associations and Nonprofit and Faith-based Organizations we partner with to serve Chandler residents.

For more information on how to stay involved with the City's planning process, please contact Barbara Bellamy at 480-782-4353 or by e-mail at

VITA - Volunteer Income tax Assistance (VITA) Program

The VITA program is possible because of community volunteers who offer free tax preparation to low and moderate income taxpayers, the elderly, and those with disabilities.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or learning more about the program, information is available on the
 VITA website.

Housing Rehabilitation Programs

The City of Chandler’s Housing Rehabilitation Programs are designed to provide low and moderate-income homeowners with assistance necessary to improve their living conditions and elevate neighborhoods within the City. 

Please visit the Housing Rehabilitation Programs page for additional details.    

CAP Office   

The CAP Office is located at the Chandler Christian Community Center - 345 S. California St. Residents in need of assistance with rent or utilities should call CAP at 480-963-1423.

First Time Homebuyer's Program

The City of Chandler is pleased to continue to offer the First Time Homebuyer’s Assistance Programs through a partnership with Newtown Community Development Corporation. Qualified buyers help select the house they want to purchase. Additional information regarding this program and upcoming classes can be obtained by contacting Newtown at 480-517-1589 or check its website at

More information on the program is also available on the First Time Homebuyer's Program website

 Important Links:

  • Click here if you would like information on the Neighborhood Stabilization Program
  • Click here if you would like information on Emergency Home Repair Services (EHRS)

How to Reach Us:

Neighborhood Resources - Community Development
235 S. Arizona Avenue
P.O. Box 4008 - Mail Stop 600
Chandler, Arizona 85225-4008

480-782-4320 - Phone
480-782-4350 - FAX
800-367-8939 - TTY
800-842-4681 - Voice

Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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