Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federally funded, formula-based grant that is allocated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to cities with populations greater than 50,000. Its purpose is to address the housing and community development needs in low-income communities through three national objectives:
  • Benefiting low-to-moderate income persons
  • Eliminating, or preventing, slum or blight
  • Meeting an urgent need

                                  *****PUBLIC INPUT NEEDED*****

          We want your feedback! Take the community survey by                               Monday April 6, 2020: 

2020-2024 Consolidated Plan

The City of Allen Community Enhancement Department is in the process of preparing its five-year, 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). The Consolidated Plan (Plan) is designed to be a collaborative process whereby a city’s residents and stakeholders shape the various housing and community development programs into effective, coordinated neighborhood and community development strategies. The Plan will detail the housing and community development strategic plan that will be used for allocating CDBG funds for the next five program years; October 1, 2020–September 30, 2025.

Due to the emergency declaration pertaining to COVID-19 the City will host a public input meeting using an online format to promote safe social distancing. The meeting will be held using ZOOM technology, which allows for the exchange of comments, questions and answers in real time.

The Zoom Meeting will be held on Monday April 27, 2020 at 7 p.m. Login information and instructions will be posted to this page no later than 5 p.m. on April 17, 2020.

Please address all questions and comments to City of Allen, Community Enhancement Dept., ATTN: CDBG Administrator, 305 Century Parkway, Allen, TX 75013.  Phone (214) 509-4176.  Email:

Notice: Requests for sign interpreters or special services must be received forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting time by calling the City Secretary at 214-509-4105.

View the City’s current 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan  

2019-2020 Annual Action Plan

The City Council approved the submission of the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan at their July 23, 2019 Regular Meeting following two public hearings. Watch the presentation (Item 9)

HUD subsequently approved the Action Plan on August 28, 2019.   

2018-2019 CAPER

The City Council approved the submission  of the 2018-2019 Comprehensive Annual Performance Evaluation Report  (CAPER) at their November 12, 2019 regular meeting. The CAPER is a summary of accomplishments of Community Development programs from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019. Watch the presentation (Item 14)  

HUD subsequently approved the CAPER on January 10, 2020.