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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

Each year the City of Wauwatosa receives assistance from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) in the form of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The primary objective of the CDBG program is the development of viable urban communities by providing opportunities for decent housing, a safe living environment, and expanded economic opportunities to, principally, low or moderate income persons. 

CDBG Application
If you or your organization is interested in receiving a community development block grant, you must submit a completed application to the Department of Community Development. 

Annual Plan & Performance Reports

The City completes an annual plan that identifies community needs and priorities and an annual performance report that evaluates program outcomes and accomplishments.  In addition, a long-range plan is completed every five years.  

2017 Performance Report DRAFT
2017 Annual Plan Draft
2016 Performance Report DRAFT
2015 Performance Report      
2016 Annual Plan 
2014-2018 Consolidated Plan

Citizen Participation Plan

The Department of Housing and Urban Development requires that municipalities receiving CBDG funds develop and follow a detailed plan which provides for and encourages citizen participation and emphasizes participation by persons of low/moderate income, blighted areas, and areas in which the City proposes to use CDBG funds.  For more detailed information, please review the 2018 Citizen Participation Plan.

For more information regarding the CDBG Program, please contact the Planning & Zoning Division at (414) 479-3522.

Milwaukee County Programs
Housing programs within the City of Wauwatosa are administered by Milwaukee County.  Milwaukee County receives federal money under the HOME Investment Partnership Funds program and operates three housing assistance programs in Wauwatosa (eligible applicants must meet income and program requirements): 

For more information, including having your name added to the list, please contact Milwaukee County at (414) 278-4894. 

Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council (MMFHC) 
The purpose of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council (MMFHC) is to promote fair housing throughout the state by guaranteeing all people equal access to housing opportunities and by creating and maintaining racially and economically integrated housing patterns. 

For more information or to find out how to file a possible housing discrimination complaint, please contact the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council.

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