The city of Denison has released its five-year Consolidated Plan for community development and improvement in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. The plan, which was last updated in 2010, is a part of the city’s application process for funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Black Grant program.

The city of Denison has released its five-year Consolidated Plan for community development and improvement in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. The plan, which was last updated in 2010, is a part of the city’s application process for funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Black Grant program.


For 2015 through 2019, the city plans to use the funding to continue its program of minor and emergency housing rehabilitation projects, Denison Community Development Director Rich Hollensed said. Over the next five years, the program is expect to receive an estimated $1.6 million from HUD, with $309,000 expected for 2015.


Through the CDBG program, the city can offer up to $4,500 for repairs and maintenance for electrical, plumbing, roofing and air conditioning or heating-related issues on residential properties. In order to receive this funding, applicants must meet certain income requirements, Hollensed said. Moving forward, Hollensed said the city plans to complete 100 rehabilitation projects a year using the CDBG funds.


From 2010 through 2014, the city completed 600 rehabilitation projects with a total cost of $851,000. Other expenses in that time include $75,000 in first-time homebuyers grants, the demolition of 13 unsafe residential buildings and $265,000 for administrative costs.