City of Arlington: community development program open in November



The City of Arlington’s Department of Planning and Community Development (DPCD) is hosting a virtual community development grants open house on Wednesday, November 10 at 7 p.m. Participants will learn about the Community Development Block Grants program and its legacy of supporting vital community services and organizations in Arlington. Comments and questions from community members will also be solicited on CDBG priorities in town, as DPCD begins planning for the next CDBG program year. The open day will also provide an overview of the application process followed by a question-and-answer session.

Non-profit organizations, social service agencies, low and moderate income community members, youth and senior program participants, and those interested in affordable housing, small business, development economic, accessibility and equity are all encouraged to attend. The CDBG program, administered by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) since 1974, provides grants to state and local governments. The CDBG supports activities such as the rehabilitation of housing, services for young people and the elderly, support for small businesses and the renovation of parks, among other activities. The activities funded by CDBG primarily serve low to moderate income individuals and households, the elderly and people with disabilities. As a law community, Arlington has received CDBG funds directly from HUD for 47 years.

All questions regarding the CDBG program can be directed to Mallory Sullivan, Administrator of Community Development Grants, at 781-316-3094 or

This press release was produced by City of Arlington. The opinions expressed here are those of the author.

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