Loudoun County, Va. (September 26, 2014) – Loudoun County housing projects funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program were in the spotlight Tuesday, as representatives of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) toured the county.
In the photo, Jan Boothby, Loudoun County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Manager, far left, leads a tour of officials from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. The federal officials came to Loudoun from their D.C. headquarters to get a first-hand look at projects funded through the CDBG program, including the Loudoun County Homeless Services Center
The purpose of the CDBG program, which began 40 years ago, is to help develop viable communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. Organizations within the community are given the opportunity to compete for these funds through an application process. The funds must be used based on very specific guidelines outlined by HUD.
More information about the program in Loudoun County is online at www.loudoun.gov/cdbg .