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Welcome to Community DevelopmentEqual Housing Opportunity

The City of Chandler Community Development Section administers funds and programs that promote the improvement of quality of life for low- to moderate-income families and assists in the stabilization of Chandler neighborhoods.

Community Development does so by implementing affordable housing programs and by partnering with nonprofit and faith-based agencies as well as other City departments to address and meet basic and critical human needs.

Each year, the City of Chandler receives Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons with low and moderate income. Funds support a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services.

HUD requires all local governments receiving CDBG funding to submit an Annual Action Plan to guide HUD-funded housing, homeless, and community development activities. In compliance with the City of Chandler’s Public Participation Plan, the City is holding a 30-day public comment period, which began Wednesday, March 28, 2018, and will end Thursday, April 26, 2018.  In addition, a public hearing on the Annual Action Plan was held Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at a meeting of the Housing and Human Services Commission (HHSC).

The public is invited to comment on any aspect of the Annual Action Plan. Written comments may be addressed to:

Donita Gaulden, Community Development Program Supervisor
City of Chandler
Neighborhood Resources Department
P.O. Box 4008 MS 600
Chandler, AZ 85224-4008

FY 2018-19 General Fund and CDBG/HOME Grant Funds 
Each year, the City’s Neighborhood Resources Department partners with other City departments and outside agencies to provide residents and neighborhoods with assistance to help stabilize the community and individual homes, and assist families. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds, combined with ongoing support from the City’s General fund provide for a variety of programs that enhance neighborhoods. 

On Monday, October 23, 2017 we held two orientation sessions for non-profits wanting to apply for funding.  The two sessions provided agencies opportunities for in-depth review of the allocation process and basic training on the new online application software ZoomGrants, which Neighborhood Resources will utilize this year for all funding application submissions.
The following documents were reviewed at the orientation:   FY 2018-19 Powerpoint Presentation (PDF)

Applications will be available on Oct. 23 and are due back to the Neighborhood Resources Department by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21. 

If you would like to apply for General Funds and DID NOT attend the orientation sessions, please contact
If you would like to apply for CDBG or HOME funds and DID NOT attend the orientation sessions, please contact

FY 2016-2017 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER)
As a US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grantee of federal funds, the City of Chandler receives Community Development Block Grant and is required to publish an annual performance report detailing activities that took place during the most recent program year. The purpose of this report is to measure Chandler’s success in meeting the priority needs, goals and strategies described in the City’s 2015-2019 Five-Year HUD Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan FY2016-2017, which covers the second year of the five year plan. The CAPER generally describes accomplishments of federal funds and General-Funded social service programs that leverage HUD funds to address the social needs of Chandler residents.

FY 2016-2017 CAPER - Final (PDF)

Housing Rehabilitation Programs

The City of Chandler’s Housing Rehabilitation Programs are designed to provide low- and moderate-income homeowners with assistance necessary to improve their living conditions and elevate neighborhoods within the City. Please visit the Housing Rehabilitation Programs page for additional details.

Community Action Program (CAP) Office   

The CAP Office is located at AZCEND, 345 S. California St. Residents in need of assistance with rent or utilities should call CAP at 480-963-1423.

First Time Homebuyer's Program

The City of Chandler is pleased to continue to offer the First Time Homebuyer’s Assistance Programs through a partnership with Newtown Community Development Corporation. Qualified buyers help select the house they want to purchase. Additional information regarding this program and upcoming classes can be obtained by contacting Newtown at 480-517-1589 or check its website at More information on the program also is available on the First Time Homebuyer's Program website.

VITA - Volunteer Income tax Assistance (VITA) Program

The VITA program is possible because of community volunteers who offer free tax preparation to low and moderate income taxpayers, the elderly, and those with disabilities. More information is available at VITA website.


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How to Reach Us:

Neighborhood Resources - Community Development
235 S. Arizona Ave.
P.O. Box 4008 - Mail Stop 600
Chandler, AZ  85225-4008

480-782-4300 - Phone
480-782-4350 - FAX
800-367-8939 - TTY
800-842-4681 - Voice
Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday

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