​CDBG & HOME Updates and Notifications

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Projects Eligible for 2018 CDBG Funding 

  • Home repair programs:  The programs provide income-eligible homeowners essential home repairs that address health and safety issues, such as repair or replacement of plumbing, HVAC systems, hot water heaters, electrical systems, roofs and sewer lines.  

  • 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.

  • Create a new park: The City would like to purchase land in southwest Thornton to construct a park. The CDBG funds could be used to purchase property and design the park.    

  • Emergency rent and utility assistance: Almost Home and Low-Income Family Empowerment (LIFE) are nonprofit organizations that provide short-term assistance to those experiencing housing instability.  Grant funds would be used to fund up to three months of rent and utility assistance to low-income individuals and families at risk of eviction, foreclosure or utility shutoff. Also, the grant will fund one-on-one time with a case manager to help people access other resources and take steps to regain self-sufficiency.

  • Transportation and chore service for seniors: Senior Resource Center (SRC), a nonprofit organization, is requesting funds to provide free transportation and housecleaning to Thornton seniors who have not used the service previously.  SRC has a fleet of wheelchair accessible buses, vans and sedans and provides door-through-door service to help seniors get to medial appointments, grocery stores and activities.  SRC's Chore service helps people over 60 years old with strenuous household tasks and yard work, such as replacing hard to reach lightbulbs, deep cleaning bathrooms and kitchens, and packing or unpacking.  

The City held a public input period until June 11 on the projects eligible for the 2018 CDBG funds. Residents were invited to provide their opinions on the draft Annual Action Plan and the projects that are eligible to be awarded CDBG funds. Comments on CDBG projects can be sent to CDBG@cityofthornton.net, call 303-538-7600 ( Para más información, llame a 303-538-7346). 

Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)

The City is considering extending its participation in the Adams County Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Consortium for another three years: 2019, 2020 & 2021. The Consortium receives an allocation of HOME funds each year to fund affordable housing projects 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.  The City Council will vote on continued participation in the Consortium at the June 12, 2018 City Council meeting. Community members are welcome to provide input at the public comment section of this meeting or email comments to CDBG@cityofthornton.net.

City staff will present the 2017 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) in September 2018.  The CAPER reports on activities that were funded with Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds during the program year July 2017 through June 2018.