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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

Each year the City of Wauwatosa receives assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) in the form of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The primary objective of the CDBG program is the development of viable urban communities by providing opportunities for decent housing, a safe living environment, and expanded economic opportunities to, principally, low or moderate income persons. 

CDBG Application
If you or your organization is interested in receiving a community development block grant, you must submit a completed application to the Department of Community Development. 

The City is currently seeking applications for CDBG-eligible projects for the 2018 program year.  Please submit your complete application by 2 PM, Friday, September 1, 2017 to the Development Department at City Hall or via e-mail to .

2018 CDBG Application
2018 Application Certification
2018 EEO Form
EEO Instructions

Annual Plan & Performance Reports

The City completes an annual plan that identifies community needs and priorities and an annual performance report that evaluates program outcomes and accomplishments.  In addition, a long-range plan is completed every five years.  

2017 Annual Plan Draft
2016 Performance Report DRAFT
2015 Performance Report      
2016 Annual Plan 
2014-2018 Consolidated Plan

Citizen Participation Plan

The Department of Housing and Urban Development requires that municipalities receiving CBDG funds develop and follow a detailed plan which provides for and encourages citizen participation and emphasizes participation by persons of low/moderate income, blighted areas, and areas in which the City proposes to use CDBG funds.  For more detailed information, please review the 2018 Citizen Participation Plan.

For more information regarding the CDBG Program, please contact the Planning & Zoning Division at (414) 479-3522.

CDBG Links
Department of Housing & Urban Development
The CDBG program provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs and is administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  For more information and eligibility requirements, contact HUD.
Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council
The purpose of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council (MMFHC) is to promote fair housing throughout the state by guaranteeing all people equal access to housing opportunities and by creating and maintaining racially and economically integrated housing patterns.  For more information or to find out how to file a possible housing discrimination complaint, contact MMFHC

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