Community Development Block Grant Program 

Community Planning staff administer the Town’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME funding. Overall, the town receives approximately $1.6 million a year in funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)  to fund and oversee community development initiatives for eligible populations in eligible areas of Brookline.


CDBG Fact Sheet

Click on the fact sheet to learn about what kinds of projects the Town funds with its federal CDBG allocation.  

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What the Grant Typically Funds:

  • Social/public services programs for  low- and moderate-income individuals and families
  • Nonprofits and social service agencies that provide services that benefit youth, the elderly and other clientele
  • Affordable housing rehabilitation, including the Brookline Housing Authority and non-profit housing providers
  • Public facilities improvements (parks and open space, infrastructure), in eligible areas, primarily in the lower Brookline Village/Route 9 corridor

The Town's CDBG Advisory Committee makes a recommendation to the Select Board every year related to the use of CDBG funding. See the CDBG Advisory Committee's recommendation for FY 2023 here