Federal Program Management Division
The Federal Program Management division administers the city’s U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) entitlement and community development grant programs and oversees federal grants compliance. Our goals are to support area nonprofits and governmental agencies to provide affordable housing, anti-poverty programs, and other community development initiatives.
PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES
Funding and Grants
The City of Norfolk receives an annual allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Federal Program Management division administers these funds to provide decent housing, create suitable living environments, and expand economic opportunities for persons of low- and moderate- income in Norfolk. Funding is provided to eligible organizations for program years that run from July 1 – June 30. Applications are typically available in late-November.
Fair Housing and Accessibility
The City of Norfolk does business in accordance with federal and state fair housing laws (Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act; Virginia Code Section 36-96.1 et seq.), Title VI / Section 109 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and Section 504 program accessibility requirements. The Department of Housing and Community Development complies with the Fair Housing Act and provides reasonable accommodations and modifications to persons with disabilities. The City of Norfolk does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status, source of funds, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal law in admission, access to, treatment or employment in its federally assisted programs or activities.
Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
All public notices are published in English with special accommodations for limited-English persons available. The city aims to ensure that persons with LEP not be discriminated against nor denied meaningful access to and/or participation in the OOR programs. In accordance with federal guidelines, the city will make reasonable efforts to provide or arrange free language assistance for LEP applicants. Language assistance services can include oral interpretation and written translation services.
Contact us at HUDEntitlement@norfolk.gov