Effective Monday, October 5, 2020, applications for the CDBG-DR Multifamily Affordable Housing Program will no longer be accepted for funding.
(Posting Date: 9/28/2020)
Community Development Block Grant-
In October 2015, the City of Columbia, along with much of the State of South Carolina, experienced unprecedented and historical rainfall and flooding resulting from an upper atmospheric low-pressure system that funneled tropical moisture from Hurricane Joaquin. In response to this Presidentially declared disaster, Congress may appropriate additional funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program as Disaster Recovery grants to rebuild the affected areas and provide crucial seed money to start the recovery process. In Federal Register dated December 18, 2015 (Public Law 114-113) the City received an allocation of $19,989,000 to address unmet needs resulting from the October 2015. The City of Columbia received HUD approval for its CDBG Disaster Recovery Action Plan on January 24, 2017. Additionally, in accordance with the requirements established by HUD in Federal Register dated August 7, 2017 (Public Law 115-31), an additional $6,166,000 was allocated to the City of Columbia for disaster recovery assistance. HUD’s total allocation of $26.155 million in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to the City of Columbia will help the city address some of the direst unmet needs.