Improving the quality of life for all residents through improved housing, public spaces, and services.

Some additional ways Waterloo has distributed CDBG dollars into the community include: emergency repairs for income eligible clients; ramps for handicapped or disabled persons; to Consumer Credit Counseling services; Northeast Iowa Food Bank; Salvation Amy for emergency shelter operations; Operation Threshold weatherization programs; Leisure Services park and sidewalk projects; Eye of the Needle transportation, hygiene, household and laundry needs; to the Boys and Girls Club for updates, House of Hope, and the NorthEast Iowa Center for Independent Living.

All activities are intended to primarily benefit low- and moderate-income persons and families.

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Federal dollars meeting local needs
The City of Waterloo has been working in partnership with the Housing & Urban Development Community Development Block Grant Program since 1976, helping thousands of low-income families and/or people with rehab and emergency repairs. 

The Waterloo Community Development Board seeks to develop a viable community by 
assisting in: 

  • providing decent, safe housing in a suitable living environment;
  • expanding employment opportunities through economic development
  • activities;
  • aiding in the prevention or elimination of slum and blighted areas
  • meeting other urgent Community
  • Development needs. 

This is accomplished through the administration of the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development Community Development Block Grant Program, other federally funded programs and through coordination with local officials and other agencies and funding sources.