With a firm commitment to neighborhood revitalization, the mission of the Planning & Community Development Department is to enhance the quality of life of low to moderate income citizens through affordable housing, economic development, public service, education, employment and health care.
The City of Beaumont has received Community Development Block Grant (CDBG ) funds for over 35 years. The said grant funds, Approximately $120,000,000 have been allocated to eligible projects, which include Housing Rehabilitation, Demolition, Historic Preservation, Public Services, Public Facilities & Improvements and the Small Business program . Since Congress passed the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, the Community Development Program has made significant improvements in the Beaumont Community, particularly in areas occupied by and activities beneficial to low to moderate income citizens.
Although it is designed to benefit low to moderate income citizens, CDBG funds have also had a positive impact on local agencies, businesses, industries and professional service agencies. For example, before and after houses are constructed or existing structures are purchased, many activities such as land acquisition, surveys, inspections, and appraisals occur. In addition, contractors are hired, laborers are employed, engineers are consulted, materials are purchased, mortgages are created, taxes are paid, title insurance and homeowner’s insurance paid and lawyers are retained. Through all these activities and more, many entities throughout the community benefit from the use of CDBG monies.
In accordance with the Community Development Act of 1974, eligible CDBG Projects must meet at least one National Objective:
Pursuant to the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, the Eligible Activity Categories include: