Community Development Block Grant (CDGB)

Mission Statement
The City of Sherman, as an entitlement city, receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The CDBG program is expected to be administered by the City of Sherman through entitlement allocations each year. These are the only current federal funds the City of Sherman receives to operate its various programs, such as owner-occupied housing rehabilitation, home ownership closing-cost assistance and various other activities offered, that provide direct benefits to the low- and moderate-income households and persons within the jurisdiction.

Strategic Plan
The primary objective of our program is to provide opportunities for persons of low- to moderate-income to improve their living environments. We will approach this through assisting our citizens to:
  • Attain or maintain decent housing
  • Improve the safety and livability of their neighborhoods
  • Promote local job creation / retention efforts and self-sufficiency programs

Affordability for the Purpose of Providing Decent Housing
Objectives:
  • Expand the supply of decent, safe and affordable housing through the rehabilitation of residential property
  • To improve the safety and livability of neighborhoods
  • To preserve the life expectancy of the home and the overall revitalization of the neighborhoods
 
Sustainability for the Purpose of Creating Suitable Living Environment
Objective:
  • Provide demolition of dilapidated property to prevent and eliminate slum and blight - The clearance of these lots not only addresses the problem of slum and blight, but provides vacant lots that can be utilized for new homes to help revitalize neighborhoods
 
Availability / Accessibility for the Purpose of Creating Suitable Living Environments
Objectives:
  • Improve the quality of life for the low- to moderate-income Sherman residents by providing assistance for a range of services from aid in crisis situations (such as victim assistance and homeless shelters) to crime prevention in the public housing areas of the city
  • To provide Sherman youth the opportunity to participate in organized activities that would be otherwise unattainable

City of Sherman

Public Notice

November 6, 2019

The City of Sherman Community Development Block Grant Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for Program Year ending September 30, 2019 (Grant Number B-18-MC-48-0027) is available for public review.  The CAPER, which is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, outlines the projects, beneficiaries and amounts of CDBG funds expended from October l, 2018 through September 30, 2019.

Park Improvements:  A program to fund projects in parks within low and moderate-income target areas, and improve ADA accessibility in parks throughout the city of Sherman, promoting general health and wellness amongst the entire community. Focus will especially be to benefit those living in low-moderate income areas and those with disabilities.

Demolition/ Clearance Program: A program to demolish vacant, substandard structures and clear property lots which pose a risk to the health/safety of the extremely low, low and moderate income target neighborhoods The clearance of these lots not only addressed the problem of slum and blight, but also provided a stimulus to encourage private investment back into the low and moderate income target-area neighborhoods. This program year we were able to demolish and clear 13 dilapidated structures.

Public Service:  The Public Service Subrecipients provide an invaluable opportunity to the low and moderate income Sherman residents by offering diverse services that impact their quality of life. Every age group from the elderly to the youth receives services. The public service allocations provide a range of services from crisis situations, such as victim’s assistance and homeless shelter, to crime prevention in the public housing areas of the city and youth services for scholarships.  These services add a level of quality of life that would be otherwise unattainable for our low and moderate income citizens. 859 Sherman residents have benefited from these services this program year.

The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for Program Year 2018 is available in the Community Development Office of the City of Sherman. Any citizen or agency interested in commenting on the CAPER is invited to submit written comments c/o Teri Fine, Grants Coordinator, City of Sherman, P. O. Box 1106 Sherman, TX  75091-1106 or call 903-487-5976. All comments must be received prior to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2018.  A summary of comments received will be made a part of the summary of citizen participation of this Plan.