Celebrate 50 Years of Community Development

April 1, 2024

Celebrate 50 years of Community Development and Community Development Week April 1-5, 2024!

This April marks 50 years since the Housing and Community Development Block Grant Program was signed into law by President Ford. All month long we are celebrating the thousands of people who have been helped in Portsmouth and across the country with funds to support people earning low - moderate incomes. Read the Portsmouth Mayor's Proclamation!

Upcoming National Community Development Week (CD Week), April 1 - 5, provides the opportunity for communities like Portsmouth to highlight the impact of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program in a weeklong celebration with Congress, program partners and participants, and the public. The objective of CD Week is to educate the community and Congressional members on CDBG programs and projects, their impact on the community and the importance of program funding. Funding is primarily targeted toward extremely low- to moderate- income households and individuals. CDBG projects include social services initiatives and public facility improvements.

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Check out more about CD Week here!

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