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*****

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.

The City will hold two formal public hearings to solicit input; however, input can be provided anytime up until July 28, 2020. Please address all questions and comments to City of Allen, Community Enhancement Dept., ATTN: Erin Jones, Senior Planner, 305 Century Parkway, Allen, TX 75013.  Phone (214) 509-4176.  Email:

Public Meeting #1- Held via ZOOM due to emergency orders surrounding COVID-19
                                 on Monday April 27, 2020 at 7 p.m.

View a PDF copy of the PowerPoint  

View a recording of the ZOOM Meeting here. Please use password: 9v!96o!0 to login to the recording (password must be typed, not copy and pasted.) *

*Please note that due to technical difficulties the first part of the Zoom Meeting was not recorded; however, up until the point of recording the PowerPoint presentation was generally being read verbatim.  For reference, Karen Dash, with Karen Dash Consulting provided the presentation on behalf of the City, Lee Battle, Director of Community Enhancement, and Erin Jones, Senior Planner with the Community Enhancement Department of the City of Allen moderated the meeting and answered questions.

Public Meeting #2- Scheduled for July 28, 2020, during the regular City Council Meeting. 

The Following documents are available for review: 

Public Hearing Notice
DRAFT Consolidated Plan Summary
DRAFT Needs Assessment Overview 

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.