Community Development

Responsibilities
The City of Hot Springs receives federal Community Development Block Grant funding as an entitlement community.  The Planning & Development department applies for, administers, monitors and reports according to federal regulations.
 
Community Development Block Grant
Enacted into law in 1974, the federally-funded Community Development Block Grant provides grants to address a wide range of unique community development needs.  It is administered nationally by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and locally by the City of Hot Springs Planning & Development Department.

HUD requires that funding be used to address three primary objectives: Provide Decent Affordable Housing, Create Suitable Living Conditions, and Encourage Economic Development.  At least 70% of funding must directly benefit low- to moderate-income individuals, families or neighborhoods.
  
 Community Development Advisory Committee
The Community Development Advisory Committee holds public meetings and hearings regarding Community Development Block Grant topics on a monthly basis.  The Community Development Advisory Committee then makes recommendations to the City Board of Directors.
 
Visit the committee page to browse agendas and minutes as well as meeting and member information.