|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 nonprofit and faith-based agencies as well as other City departments to address and meet basic and critical human needs.
FY 2016-2017 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)
As a US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grantee of federal funds, the City of Chandler receives Community Development Block Grant and is required to publish an annual performance report detailing activities that took place during the most recent program year. The purpose of this report is to measure Chandler’s success in meeting the priority needs, goals and strategies described in the City’s 2015-2019 Five-Year HUD Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan FY2016-2017, which covers the second year of the five year plan. The CAPER generally describes accomplishments of federal funds and General-Funded social service programs that leverage HUD funds to address the social needs of Chandler residents.
For FY 2016-2017, the public comment period will begin August 5, 2017, and close August 19, 2017. A public hearing will be held on Thursday, August 10, 2017, at the City Council Chambers. In addition to commenting at the public hearing, citizens are invited to submit written comments to the Neighborhood Resources Department.
FY 2017-18 General Fund and CDBG/HOME Grant Funds
Each year, the City’s Neighborhood Resources Division partners with other City departments and outside agencies to provide residents and neighborhoods with assistance to help stabilize the community and individual homes, and assist families. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds, combined with ongoing support from the City’s General fund provide for a variety of programs that enhance neighborhoods.
For questions related to CDBG/HOME funding, organizations may call Donita Gaulden at 480-782-4353, and for questions related to funding from the General Fund, call Leah Powell at 480-782-4352.
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.
Community Action Program (CAP) Office
The CAP Office is located at AZCEND 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 newtowncdc.org. More information on the program also is available on the First Time Homebuyer's Program website.
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. More information is available at VITA website.