- Community Development
- Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Division
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Division
The City of St Charles administers multiple programs on behalf of St Charles County’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). CDBG grants provide federal funds for projects to improve the quality of life for people that are low to moderate income, revitalize urban communities, and address urgent health and safety needs. The CDBG program is administered by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
- CDBG provides federal funding for projects that aim to improve the quality of life for people with low to moderate income
- All projects must align with national goals for funding
Community Development Block Grant funds are received on an annual basis. The County, with the participation of local citizens, allocate resources toward projects that qualify as meeting one or more of the following three (3) broad national objectives set by Congress.
Benefit low- and moderate-income persons
Aide to prevent or eliminate slums and blight; or
Meet other community development needs in an urgent situation.
All participants must be income qualified. Income qualification is determined by the size of the household and total income of everyone in the home.
According to HUD, their definition of low income is at or below 80% of the area median income.
A Code Enforcement Officer is assigned to the CDBG eligible neighborhoods to assist with the Home Improvement Loan Program and other activities.
The following is a list of programs that are offered throughout St Charles Urban County:
Home Improvement Program
Mobile Home Repairs
Down Payment Assistance
Emergency Homeless Prevention
15+ households per year
Assists residents who are in danger of losing housing
Contracted with Sts. Joachim & Ann Care Services
CDBG-CV (CARES Act) Funds
Small Business Assistance
Senior Center HVAC Project (coming)
Emergency Homeless Prevention Program
Coordinated Entry / Homelessness Eradication
Public Hearings and Reports
Fair Housing in St Charles
Fair Housing is the right of individuals to obtain the housing of their choice, free from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin. This right is assured by the Federal Fair Housing Act, as amended, and other legislation which makes it unlawful to discriminate in the sale, rental, financing or insuring of housing.
St Charles County, as a recipient of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds strives to continually affirmatively further fair housing within our County. This mission is to create equal housing opportunities for all persons living in America by administering laws that prohibit discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or familial status.
If you have been trying to buy or rent a home or apartment and you believe that your rights have been violated, we encourage you to contact an authority for more information on your rights or to file a complaint.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: St. Louis FHEO Office, 1222 Spruce Street, Third Floor-Rm 3.100, St. Louis, MO 63103. Phone: 314-418-5411 Fax: 314-418-5212 TTY 314-418-5219 or on the web at http://www.hud.gov/
The Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council: 1027 South Vandeventer Avenue, 6th Floor, St. Louis, MO 63110. Phone: 314-534-5800 or Toll Free: 800-555-3951 Fax: 314-534-2551 TDD MO 800-735-2966 TDD Ill 800-526-0844 or on the web at http://www.ehocstl.org/
Missouri Commission on Human Rights: P.O. Box 1129, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Phone: 314-340-7590 or 573-751-3325 Toll Free: 877-781-4236 Relay MO 800-735-2966-TDD 800-735-2466-Voice or on the web at www.labor.mo.gov/mohumanrights