Home Investment Partnership

Home is the largest Federal block grant to state and local governments designed exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households. The program’s flexibility allows the City to use Home funds for grants, direct loans, loan guarantees or other forms of credit enhancements, or rental assistance or security deposits.

Based on yearly needs assessments and community input documented in the 2014 Annual Action Plan, the City of Trenton makes decisions on how to spend CDBG funds in the community. It is estimated that one out of every three residents in Trenton has benefited in some way from the CDBG-funded projects and programs. In 2013, the City allocated funds to the following:

  • Demolition of hazardous properties
  • Rehabilitation of homes owned and occupied by senior citizens and/or individuals with disabilities
  • Operation of the City’s public pools
  • Provision of health and social services at the City’s senior citizens centers
  • Operation of the Trenton Health Clinic
  • Grant administrative costs (staffing)
  • Grants to local nonprofits and faith-based organizations for public service projects