Congress passed Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and under Title II of the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 as amended, authorizing the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The program includes three (3) grants administered through Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the purpose of providing essential community development and housing assistance. Westchester County administers the program for cooperating municipalities also known as the Westchester Urban County Consortium (WUCC).

HUD offers three grants under the CDBG umbrella: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). HOME and ESG have a fact sheet for the grant programs.

The program solicits, on a three-year cycle, worthy applications for projects that are consistent with the approved Consolidated Plan and the annual Action Plan adopted by WUCC. Applicants must be part of the WUCC and can be a non-profit or municipality. Projects funded are construction of public facilities and improvements and community services. HOME applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Eligibility:

The WUCC currently consists of 30 communities and is open annually for municipal jurisdictions who wish to join the next year.

The 2023 Westchester Urban County Consortium consists of:

Ardsley, Bedford, Briarcliff Manor, Bronxville, Cortlandt, Croton-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Greenburgh, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Lewisboro, Mamaroneck Town, Mamaroneck Village, Mount Kisco, New Castle, North Salem, Ossining Town, Ossining Village, Peekskill, Pelham Village, Pleasantville, Port Chester, Rye Brook, Rye Town, Scarsdale, Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Tuckahoe, Yorktown.

To better understand the make-up of Westchester's communities you can view the Census Municipal Profiles map or check out Westchester's vision for itself in 2025.

Interested Agencies or persons should contact Blanca P. Lopez, Commissioner of Planning by phone at (914) 995-4402 or by e-mail at . For HOME inquiries, please contact Leonard Gruenfeld at 914-995-2409 or by e-mail at .

FY 2021 Action Plan Amendment WESTCHESTER URBAN COUNTY CONSORTIUM PUBLIC COMMENT AND PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE FOR FEBRUARY 7, 2024 AT 10:00 AM

Notice that a 30-day public comment period is now open to AMEND the FY 2021 Amended Action Plan for the Westchester Urban County Consortium. In accordance with HUD regulations, the County of Westchester Department of Planning, as the lead Agency for the Westchester Urban County Consortium, must provide citizens and interested groups the opportunity to comment on the Consortiums Action Plan and all amendments. An Action Plan reflects the activities that were or will be implemented during the program year with Community Development Block Grant Funds (CDBG) HOME investment Partnership Program funds (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). This Amendment is a substantial amendment to the ESG program as it directs $114,280.01 of the $316,080 allocation to shelter services and operations.

The following changes will be made to the Plan: The current wording states “ESG Funds will be used to provide assistance in order to prevent homelessness." The new language will read, “ESG funds will be used to provide assistance in order to prevent homelessness by providing direct client services as well as supporting shelter operations and shelter services.”

The comment period is open for 30 days on January 31, 2024 and no comments will be reviewed after February 29, 2024 at 12:00 pm. Comments may be made electronically to Aimee Morabito at  by 12:00 pm on February 29, 2024. For more information, call Aimee Morabito at (914) 995-4602. The public is also welcome to attend a public comment live meeting at 148 Martine Ave. White Plains, NY at 10:00 am on Tuesday, February 7, 2024 in Room 420.

To request a Spanish translation or assistance for the visually impaired, please call (914) 995-4602.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
Grant funding and design assistance is available for the implementation of public facilities improvements in income-eligible areas and public service projects for income-eligible clients.

Eligible activities: Infrastructure improvements, neighborhood facilities expansion and rehabilitation, housing rehabilitation, code enforcement, economic development loans, public services and park rehabilitation.

Eligible grant recipients: Municipalities, Public Housing Authorities and Not-for-Profits agencies within the Westchester Urban County Consortium.

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

The Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) evaluates the County’s progress in implementing its projects/activities conducted during the 2019 program year with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) grant funds.

Consolidated Plan FY 2019-2023

The WUCC FY 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan details the need for federal grant assistance in housing and community development within the Westchester Urban County Consortium. It covers the fiscal years 2019 through 2023 with analysis of the Housing Market, Housing and Homeless Needs Assessment, Five Year Strategic Plan, Fiscal Year 2019 Action Plan and Citizen Participation Plan.  

Community Development Advisory Group (CDAG) 

Established in 1976, the Community Devlopment Advisory Group (CDAG) complements the citizen participation for the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and the HOME Investment Partnership Programs for the Westchester Urban County Consortium. Each year, the group advises the County Executive, through the Planning Department staff, on the programs and priorities contained in the application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. At full complement, CDAG consists of members from each participating municipality who each serve a term of at least one year, are appointed by the chief elected official, and representatives from several consortium-wide non-profit agencies. CDAG meets several times a year. For a copy of the CDAG manual please e-mail Blanca P. Lopez, Commissioner of Planning at