Public Services & Special Needs Housing

Public Services & Special Needs Housing

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Public Services & Special Needs Housing

Special Needs Housing are defined as publicly owned facilities or buildings owned by non-profits or agencies that are open to the public or serve persons with special needs. Examples of publicly owned facilities are libraries, recreational facilities, parks or playgrounds. Examples of buildings owned by non-profits or agencies are homeless or domestic violence shelters, nursing or group homes, or health clinics.

Public Services are activities undertaken to provide employment training, childcare, health services, substance abuse treatment and counseling, educational programs, fair housing counseling, services for senior citizens and others.


  • Supporting residents, especially low- and moderate-income residents, directly affected by the storms by rehabilitating or replacing housing units, including mitigation enhancements;  
  • Leveraging other funding sources and supporting community efforts to both address immediate gaps in rehabilitation of damaged homes with flexible funding and maximizing CDBG-DR dollars; 
  • Aiding in the rehabilitation and new development of housing for the most vulnerable, including temporary, emergency housing, and permanent supportive housing; 
  • Identifying opportunities to develop new housing stock to meet the urgent demand for affordable rental and owner-occupied housing; and 
  • Helping affected individuals by improving the resilience of their housing to reduce risk and strengthen neighborhoods for any future disasters while restoring their buildings and residences. 

Notice of Funding Availability & Application

Application Deadline: August 3, 2022

Public Services

Public Services


Tranche 1: $500,000 | Tranche 2: $0

Ineligible public services include any that replace current non-CDBG-DR funding; make payments directly to individuals (payments must go to service providers); provide continuous income payments or non-emergency payments for more than 3 consecutive payments (such as ongoing rent subsidies or utility bills); or involve political or religious activities.

Policies and Procedures

Related Contracts and Agreements

Questions? Contact Zakenya Ross, Senior Program Manager, Public Services & Special Needs Housing Program,

Public Facilities

Rehabilitation, Reconstruction or New Construction of Public Facilities


Tranche 1: $0 | Tranche 2: $37M

Originally the Supportive Housing and Sheltering Programs include rehabilitation and development of new and emergency housing for vulnerable populations, as well as support services within those facilities.  Projects might include evacuation centers, homeless shelters, homes for the aged, or other facilities and programs for those in greatest need.   The program funds will be made available to successful applicants from governmental units, for-profit and nonprofit entities. 

Questions? Contact Gregory Miller, Senior Program Manager, EnVIsion Program

Click here to view the Homeowner Program Intake Activity Report

Click here to view the Rental Program Intake Activity Report