The Neighborhood Resources Division strengthens and enriches the community by providing high-quality services and resources through:
- Neighborhood revitalization
- Resident empowerment
- Promotion and celebration of diversity
- City code enforcement
- Excellent housing assistance
Community Development administers funds and programs to promote improved quality of life for low- to moderate-income families, create affordable housing for low-income households, and assist in the stabilization of Chandler neighborhoods. This is accomplished through the administration and oversight of Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds allocated each year by Congress. The City partners with community-based non-profit organizations for the delivery of a diverse array of programs and services, and provides services directly through collaborations with multiple City departments.
The Diversity Office works closely with the community and the Chandler Human Relations Commission to develop diversity programs and events. The City's goal is to work towards the elimination of prejudice and discrimination among all citizens within our community regardless of personal identifying markers.
Programs include the diversity education mini-grants totaling $10,000 for youth education, eight For Our City initiatives and more than 25 cultural events and community forums held annually.
Chandler's Diversity Office
Housing and Redevelopment
The Housing and Redevelopment Division assists more than 500 households through a federal rental housing assistance (Housing Choice Voucher, also known as Section 8) program. We also develop and manage more than 300 units of affordable rental housing properties.
The majority of our program funding comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Our programs and properties are targeted to assist low, very low, and extremely low-income households. The vast majority of our client households are extremely low-income families, seniors, veterans, persons with disabilities, and formerly homeless.
Housing and Redevelopment
Neighborhood Preservation is a partnership of Code Enforcement and Neighborhood Programs working together to enhance the quality of life in Chandler, connect residents with resources and services and engage neighbors in leading their communities.
Services provided include neighborhood grants, volunteer assistance, tool lending, mediation, educational programs, enforcement of city codes, graffiti removal, alley maintenance and more.