Community Development

The goal of the Community Development Department is to improve the City of Anniston’s community by providing adequate housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities for citizens who are low- to moderate-income.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is the principal federal program providing grants to states, cities, and towns to devise neighborhood approaches that will improve the physical, economic, and social conditions in communities. CDBG is administered nationally by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The City of Anniston's current CDBG budget provides support in areas such as street improvements, slum and blight clearance, and assistance to public service agencies.

To read more about CDBG's 2015 Action Plan click here.


Community Development Department
City of Anniston, City Hall
1128 Gurnee Avenue
P.O. Box 2168
Anniston, AL  36202


2015 Action Plan


Frequently Asked Questions

Community Development Links

Public Hearings

Housing Rehab Program

CDBG Budget

Community and Housing Needs Assessment Survey

2012-2013 Action Plan

Action Plan (document)

Citizens Participation (document)

5 Year Consolidated Plan 2013 - 2017

Proposed Substantial Amendments Consolidated Plan

HOME Consortium - SOQ

HOME Consortium Affordable Home Program

HOME Affordable Home Program Application

CAPER Program Year 2011

Public Service Agency Application

Notice to Public Service Agencies

Notice of Bids


HUD awards grants to entitlement community grantees to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services.

Entitlement communities develop their own programs and funding priorities. However, grantees must give maximum feasible priority to activities which benefit low- and moderate-income persons. A grantee may also carry out activities which aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight. Additionally, grantees may fund activities when the grantee certifies that the activities meet other community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community where other financial resources are not available to meet such needs. CDBG funds may not be used for activities which do not meet these broad national objectives.

CDBG funds may be used for activities which include, but are not limited to:

  • acquisition of real property;
  • relocation and demolition;
  • rehabilitation of residential and non-residential structures;
  • construction of public facilities and improvements, such as water and sewer facilities, streets, neighborhood centers, and the conversion of school buildings for eligible purposes;
  • public services, within certain limits;
  • activities relating to energy conservation and renewable energy resources; and
provision of assistance to profit-motivated businesses to carry out economic development and job creation/retention activities.

Community Development Links

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

Public Hearings

HOME Program Five-Year Consolidated Plan

CDBG Program Five-Year Consolidated Plan