|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.
FY 2016-17 Annual Action Plan
The City's FY 2016-17 Annual Action Plan is required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order for the City of Chandler to receive federal funds under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and HOME Investment Partnership
Program (HOME) Funds. The Plan provides an assessment of the community needs, goals, and priorities in the areas of affordable housing, human services, community development and other programs designed to improve the quality of life for low and moderate-income Chandler residents.
A draft plan was open for public comment from March 22, 2016 to April 22, 2016. The public was invited to comment on the plan in writing, by email, by phone or at a public hearing. Any questions on the process can be directed to Melissa Vizzerra, Community Development Coordinator, 480-782-4357 or email@example.com.
FY 2016-17 Annual Action Plan (PDF)
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 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 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.