Economic and Community Development
AACOG’s Regional Services program serves its member governments and residents of the Alamo Area in efforts of creating strong viable communities, strong economies, and informed and trained public officials. The program provides technical assistance and advocacy in a number of program areas.
Regional Services provides technical assistance, research, and data to both the public and private sector in the development of projects and plans, which creates jobs and build a stronger economy.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Mitigation Program
AACOG is seeking input for community mitigation needs as it prepares to approve a Method of Distribution (MOD) for $29,888,000 in Community Development Block Grant Regional Mitigation Program Funds (CDBG-MIT). This is a secondary Public Hearing on this program due to updated dollar amounts being allocated to eligible counties. Written and oral comments will be accepted at a public hearing scheduled for the following date, time, and location:
PUBLIC HEARING: Monday, July 17, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. at the AACOG Boardroom located at 2700 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78217.
The preliminary approved MOD will be posted on the AACOG website by July 10, 2023. Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., July 20, and may be submitted by hand-delivery, mail, or email to: AACOG Public Affairs - CDBG-MIT Comments, 2700 NE Loop 410, Suite 101 San Antonio, TX 78217; email: email@example.com.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Hurricane Harvey Disaster Recovery Program
AACOG is seeking input for disaster recovery needs as it prepares to develop a Method of Distribution (MOD) for $1,317,225 in Community Development Block Grant - Hurricane Harvey Disaster Recovery Local Infrastructure Program funds. Written and oral comments will be accepted at a public meeting scheduled for the following date, time, and location:
Fair Housing Act
The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are engaging in housing-related activities like renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, or seeking housing assistance. The Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, familial status, and disability. The Fair Housing Act covers most housing. In limited circumstances, the Act exempts owner-occupied buildings with no more than 4 units, single-family houses sold or rented by the owner without use of an agent, and housing operated by religious organizations and private clubs that limit occupancy to members.
The Section 3 Program requires that recipients of financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the greatest extent possible provide training, employment, contracting and other economic opportunities to low-income and very low-income persons – especially recipients of government assistance for housing. In addition, the same activities must be extended to businesses that provide economic opportunities to low-income and very low-income people. For general information on Section 3 as well as information on HUD’s business registry and opportunity portal, visit: https://www.hud.gov/section3.
- Community Development Block Grant Program for Rural Texas
- Economic Development Administration Funding Opportunities