The Community Development Department is committed to making a significant difference in our community. As an entitlement grantee, we receive a formula grant on an annual basis from the Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant program.
We use those funds to make that difference in several different ways…
Create Neighborhood Redevelopment Plans such as BaptistTown, Old Germantown District, Mechanicsville and Triplett Twist Neighborhood;
Build and Reconstruct Streets, Sidewalks and make Other Public Improvements;
Manage a Homebuyer Program that Constructs new homes that are sold to low to moderate income individuals and families (300 homes constructed and sold so far);
Manage an Existing Homeowner Rehab Program that helps people make repairs to their homes (over 445 homes renovated so far);
Create Partnerships with non profit and private Developers to expand the availability of affordable housing (over 220 rental units created);
Administer the Historic Preservation and the Downtown Design Review Process;
Assist developers thru the regulatory process in Downtown;
Administer other special grants and projects.
To learn more about the Housing and Urban Development Entitlement Program, as it applies to the City of Owensboro, click HERE.
CLICK ON THE LOGO ABOVE TO VIEW THE GUIDELINES AND APPLICATIONS
FOR THE TRIPLETT TWIST NEIGHBORHOOD REVITALIZATION STRATEGY AREA.
Click HERE for the First Time Home Buyer Down Payment Assistance guidelines.
First Time Home Buyer Program