Community Development administers funds and programs that promote the improvement of the 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.
Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)
CDBG funds are allocated in the City of Chandler to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income Chandler residents. Funds are received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development annually and on a formula basis.
Emergency Repair and Housing Rehabilitation Programs
The City of Chandler assists low- and moderate-income homeowners residing in Chandler with housing repairs to improve their living conditions and enhance the neighborhood community.
First Time Homebuyer's Program
This Program provides affordable homeownership opportunities for low income, Chandler first-time homebuyers who are priced out of the current housing market. Eligible buyers must complete homebuyer education classes and homeownership counseling, and attend an orientation where the ground lease, resale restrictions, shared equity, and other provisions of the Community Land Trust program are explained. Households with incomes below 80% of the Area Median Income are eligible.
HOME Investment Partnerships Program
HOME funds are allocated in the City of Chandler to create a more viable community, providing decent, safe, affordable housing, principally for individuals with low and moderate income. The City of Chandler receives an annual allocation of HOME funds through the Maricopa County HOME Consortium, which receives HOME Investment Partnerships Program funding, administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Plans and Reports
Reports and plans are prepared to highlight the various community programs and human services provided to improve the quality of life for Chandler residents. Learn how federal dollars are put to use in the Chandler community, and where general funds are reinvested into local nonprofit organizations to address the most critical human service needs in the Chandler community.