​CDBG & HOME Updates and Notifications

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Request for Public Comments

The City is currently taking public comments on adding projects to receive 2016 and 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding  from September 27 through October 29, 2018.

The substantial amendment to the 2016 Annual Action Plan proposes to add emergency rent/ mortgage and utility assistance for low- and moderate-income residents.

The substantial amendment to the 2017 Annual Action Plan identifies adding three projects:

  • Installation of an emergency outlet for a detention basin to provide flood protection to homes located downstream in the Original Thornton neighborhood - $100,000
  • Rehabilitation of a loading dock at the Clinica Family Health Facility in Thornton to redirect deliveries away from the main lobby and provide patients full access and greater safety through the main entrance - $89,716
  • Emergency rent/mortgage and utility assistance - $7,421

If you would like to provide your thoughts on whether the City should fund these projects with CDBG funds, you can do so one of the following ways:  

  • Email comments to cdbg@cityofthornton.net
  • Call 303-538-7296 to talk with a City staff member who administers the Community Development Block Grant.
  • Attend the City Council public hearing on November 13, 2018 at 7:00pm. Residents can provide comments at the public hearing by signing up on the register before the meeting and then the resident will be called up to the podium when the item is presented to Council. All City Council meetings are conducted at the Thornton City Hall located at 9500 Civic Center Drive. City Hall is accessible to people with disabilities. If you are planning to attend the public meeting and require special assistance, please notify Human Resources Division at 303-538-7245. 

2018 Annual Action Plan - Projects to Receive 2018 CDBG Funding  

  • Solar panel installation program: The program installs solar panels on the roofs of existing owner occupied housing units to help offset energy costs and ensure continued affordability for income eligible owners. For information contact GRID Alternatives at 303-968-1326 or colorado@gridalternatives.org.

  • Land Acquisition for a Park: The City would like to purchase land in southwest Thornton to construct a park. The CDBG funds will be used to  purchase property, if an appropriate location can be found, and design the park.    

  • Emergency rent and utility assistance: Grant funds will fund emergency rent/mortgage and utility assistance for low-income individuals and families at risk of eviction, foreclosure or utility shutoff.  People will need to meet with a case manager to determine if they are eligible.

  • Chore service for seniors: Seniors' Resource Center (SRC), a non-profit organization, will help people 60 years old or older with strenuous household tasks and yard work, such as replacing hard to reach lightbulbs, deep cleaning bathrooms and kitchens, and packing or unpacking.  For information on the program, contact Seniors' Resource Center at 303-238-8151.

Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)

The City is a member of the Adams County HOME Consortium, which allows the City to direct HOME funds to future or existing affordable housing in Thornton and Adams County.  HOME funds have been used in the past to fund renovation and new construction of apartments for low-income individuals and families, rental assistance to help people gain self-sufficiency, rehabilitation of foreclosed or dilapidated single-family homes and down payment or closing cost assistance for first time homeowners. 

 If you have questions or comments on any of these grants, please contact the CDBG staff at 303-538-7296 or cdbg@cityofthornton.net.