Community Development

Contact Information

Community Development - Housing Division
101 First Street SE 
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401



Staff Liaisons: 

Paula Mitchell

Chrystal Shaver


Provide decent housing (by assisting the homeless, retaining affordable housing stock, increasing the availability of permanent housing, and increasing supportive services for persons with special needs without discrimination).

  • Provide a suitable living environment (by improving the safety and livability of neighborhoods, increasing access to quality facilities and services, reducing the isolation of income groups, revitalizing deteriorating neighborhoods, restoring/preserving features of special value for historic, architectural, or aesthetic reasons, and conserving energy resources).
  • Expand Economic Opportunity (by creating jobs, providing access for credit, and empowering people in federally assisted housing to achieve self-sufficiency).

The Grants & Programs Committee
The City solicits CDBG & HOME funding proposals through an application process that occurs annually from mid-October to early-December. The "Grants & Programs" citizens committee then reviews all proposals and, in consideration of the City's approved "Consolidated Plan", makes advisory recommendations to the City Council in favor of those that should be approved. After a public review and comment period, final funding decisions are submitted to HUD in the form of an annual Action Plan for a fiscal year from July 1st through each June 30th.

Additional information available here.
Grants & Programs Committee

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