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Community Development Department
415 W. University Drive
Edinburg, TX. 78541
Phone: 956 - 388 - 8206
Fax: 956 - 292 - 2140
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Community Development Department

Cities with populations of 50,000 or more become eligible for funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to implement programs and projects dealing with neighborhood improvements and city services. In order to receive the funds, the City must file an application to HUD that contains a One-Year Action Plan for the use of the funds.

The funds allocated are based upon a formula devised by Congress; therefore, the total funds available vary each year. In 2013 the City of Edinburg submitted a Consolidated Plan which assesses, identifies, and forecasts needs for up to five years. All funded activities must meet three national objectives: elimination of slum or blight /benefit of low-income families or persons and/ be of urgent need.

Edinburg is committed to ensuring a high quality of life for all residents particularly persons of low and moderate income by creating housing and economic development opportunities, facilitating public improvements, and promoting a clean, healthy, and safe environment.

Grants Management

The department provides grants management, compliance, and works with city departments to continously seek funding opportunities.