Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Thornton receives Community Development Block Grant funds each year from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to use for housing and community development programs or projects that benefit low- and moderate-income residents. Projects may be completed by the City or through partnerships with nonprofits and housing service providers. Thornton has been receiving these funds since 1986 and new CDBG projects are approved each year by City Council. Neighborhood Services accepts applications for this grant funding each year. If you have a project idea, give us a call at 303-538-7346 or send us an email at cdbg@cityofthornton.net.  

Request for Public Comments

Housing Needs Assessment and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice

Every five years the City conducts a Housing Needs Assessment (HNA) and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) to evaluate whether there is a balance of housing options throughout the community, identify any housing discrimination impediments, determine if there is unmet demand or need within the housing market and discover if there are trends that may help guide the City in future development. The City is holding a 30-day public comment period followed by a public hearing on the results of the assessment of housing in the community. See the link titled "2019 HNA and AI" on the right hand side of this page for the assessment information.

Public Notification and Comment Period

The public comment period runs from Thursday, February 7th to Thursday, March 14th at 5 p.m. Residents are welcome to provide written comments on the HNA and AI during this public comment period to neighbor@cityofthornton.net or mail a letter to the City Development Department, Attn: Neighborhood Services. People can call 303-538-7295 with questions about the report.   

Notice of Public Hearing

Residents are invited to attend the public hearing on the draft 2019 HNA and AI on April 9, at 7:00 p.m. City Hall, 9500 Civic Center Drive, Thornton, Colorado. City Hall is accessible to people with disabilities.  If you are planning to attend the public meeting and require special assistance, please notify the City's Human Resources Division at 303-538-7245 at least one day in advance of the meeting.  TDD access available through Colorado Relay at 711.