Community Development Services administers the City of Bryan's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and the Home Investment Partnerships HOME) program funds in accordance to guidelines from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The department develops and implements a 5 year Consolidated Plan which is a required plan summarizing the status of housing conditions and access to non housing services such as health/social services, public facilities/infrastructure and economic opportunities for low and moderate income persons living in Bryan. Annually the department submits a plan to City Council and HUD indicating recommendation for specific activities for each program year, upon the review and recommendation of the Community Development Advisory Committee and the Joint Relief Funding Review Committee. At least 70% of the CDBG grant must serve low and moderate income persons and 100% and HOME funds are restricted to housing. The department provides in-house housing programs for eligible persons including: major rehabilitation/reconstruction, minor repair assistance, home-buyers assistance, clearance/demolition and acquisition.
Additionally the department works with private developers and other city departments to encourage new and re-development in the City's older neighborhoods. The department is focusing on a broader effort, by partnering with development services, engineering, transportation, water services and public works to make a large impact on neighborhoods that have dilapidated, deteriorating houses. The department also funds annually local eligible non profits that provide health and social services in collaboration with the City of College Station through a joint review process each year, provides increased access to public facilities/infrastructure, and works with local non profits and for profit groups to encourage economic development.
FOR INFORMATION ON SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION, TDD OR OTHER TRANSLATION OR ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT AT 209-5175 SO THAT YOUR REQUEST MAY BE ACCOMMODATED.
Para información en la interpretación de lenguaje por señas, TDD o otra información de traducción o accesibilidad, por favor contacte al Departamento de Comunitario Desarrollo Servicios de la Ciudad de Bryan al 979-209-5175 para que su petición pueda ser acomodada.