Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. Nationally administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the program allows for “blocks” of grant funding to be disbursed to communities across the country, primarily for the purpose of benefiting low- and moderate-income people. While some CDBG programs are administered through state governments, Layton City is an Entitlement Community (metropolitan cities with populations of at least 50,000) and is eligible to receive CDBG funds directly from HUD.
The Community & Economic Development Department administers the CDBG program for Layton City. While the City is the recipient of CDBG funds, it disburses 15% percent of its annual allocation to nonprofit organizations, called subrecipients, to undertake specific community development activities.
One of three National Objectives must be met:
- Benefit low- and moderate-income persons
- Prevent or eliminate slums or blight
- Address community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community for which other funding is not available
Down Payment Assistance
The At Home in Layton program offers Homeownership assistance to qualifying home buyers. Qualifying buyers must have household income levels below those listed in the Application; household income limits vary with the number of persons in the household. The assistance will be offered as a grant that can be used for up to 50% of the required down payment, closing costs or principal reduction. The grant will be offered in $7,500 increments. “At Home in Layton” grants are secured by a Promissory Note and Trust Deed. These grants must occupy the second lien position.
Community & Economic Development
437 N Wasatch Dr
Layton, UT 84041