Community Development Department

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About Us

The Community Development Department is responsible for all phases of the grant process, including the preparation of state and federal grants, administering grant programs, and providing information to City officials and the citizens of Deerfield Beach. The Community Development Department staff acts as a project manager to implement and monitor the projects and organizations receiving grant funds from the City. We hold forums with our business partners, present workshops on home-buying and finances, send students to vocational school, and assist public service organizations in helping our youth. This is carried out through a variety of programs and activities which focus on neighborhood revitalization, improved community facilities, services and economic development.
 
Public Notices

National Community Development Week is April 22nd - 26th, 2019

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a valued program, contributing to local economies, serving households in need, maintaining and stabilizing neighborhoods and providing flexibility to develop partnerships and projects vital to the well-being of communities nationwide. The City of Deerfield Beach has participated in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Department (HUD) CDBG Program as a direct entitlement grantee since FY 2000. CDBG funding has helped the City conserve and expand its existing housing stock through rehabilitation projects and homebuyer assistance programs . CDBG funding has allowed for residents to be assisted with public service projects, public improvements and infrastructure projects. 

Click here to view City of Deerfield Beach CDBG Fiscal Year 2017/2018 Impact

For more information on available programs call Community Development at 954-480-6420.

Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP) 2019-2021

The City of Deerfield Beach, as required under the State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) Program, has prepared a draft of Fiscal Years 2019 – 2022 Local Housing Assistance Plan (LHAP).

Click here to view the 2019-2021 LHAP DRAFT

The LHAP will be available for review from February 22, 2019, until March 8, 2019. Members of the public are welcomed and encouraged to provide any comments with the Community Development Department, located at 325 NW 2 Avenue, Deerfield Beach, FL, 33441.

The City of Deerfield Beach Commission will meet Tuesday, April 2, 2019, to consider approval of the proposed LHAP. The meeting will occur at 7:00 PM in the Commission Chambers at City Hall, located at 150 NE 2 Avenue, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33441.  Interested parties are encouraged to attend and participate

Homebuyer Purchase Assistance Program

The City of Deerfield Beach has funding available through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership (HOME) and State Housing Initiative Partnership (SHIP) grant programs to assist eligible very low to moderate-income households to purchase a primary home within the City limits. Applicants cannot currently own a home, but do not have to be a first time home buyer. Maximum household income limits will apply.

Applications will be available beginning January 24th, 2019, at the Community Development Department office located at 325 NW 2nd Avenue, Deerfield Beach Housing Authority's (DBHA) website at www.dbhaonline.org or DBHA's office located at 533 S. Dixie Highway, Suite 102.

For additional information please contact Loleta Harris at 954-425-8449 ext. 113 or lharris@dbhaonline.org

The City of Deerfield Beach 2017/2018 CAPER

The City of Deerfield Beach 2017/2018 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is available for review. The CAPER details the accomplishments and progress toward goals spelled out in the City of Deerfield Beach's 2017/2018 Annual Action Plan. 

The City of Deerfield Beach 2016/2017 CAPER

The City of Deerfield Beach  2016/2017 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) is available for review. The CAPER details the accomplishments and progress toward goals spelled out in the City of Deerfield Beach's 2016/2017 Annual Action Plan.

The City of Deerfield Beach 2018/2019  Annual Action Plan

The City of Deerfield Beach 2018/2019 Annual Action Plan is available for review.

 The City of Deerfield Beach 2017/2018 Annual Action Plan 
 
 The City of Deerfield Beach Annual Action Plan is available for public review. 

The City of Deerfield Beach SHIP Annual Reports

The City of Deerfield Beach SHIP Annual Reports are available for public inspection and comment. Additionally, the City of Deerfield Beach has hard copies of the Annual Reports listed below available at 325 NW 2nd Avenue, Deerfield Beach FL 33441 for public review.

SMART Program Impacting Deerfield Beach

Click here to view Broward County School Board's April 17th, 2018 presentation to the City Commission.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Community Development Department at 954-480-6420.