CDBG Advisory Board

Who we are

  • Richard Bossung - Chair
  • Lynette Biviano
  • Christie Dombkowski
  • Travis Nuest
  • Monica Waters

What we do

Since 1976 the City of West Lafayette has participated in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The program's primary purpose is to develop viable urban communities by providing safe, decent, affordable housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate-income persons.

The CDBG program provides an annual grant to the City of West Lafayette. The funding assists the city in implementing a wide variety of community activities and programs directed toward neighborhood revitalization, homeownership opportunities, housing rehabilitation, and improving community facilities and services. CDBG activities are initiated and developed at the local level based on local needs, priorities, and benefits. The City is free to determine what activities it will fund as long as certain requirements are met. Each activity is eligible and meets one of the following broad national objectives: benefit persons of low and moderate income, aid in preventing or eliminating slums or blight, or meeting other community development needs of particular urgency.

As part of the requirement for the funds, the City of West Lafayette, in cooperation with the City of Lafayette, has developed a Five Year Plan that has identified local needs and priorities and directs how the funds will be spent. This plan also includes another HUD program known as the HOME program. The HOME program is administered by the City of Lafayette and is a primary source of funds to create and maintain affordable housing county-wide. The Five Year Plan also determines the priorities and needs of homeless persons or at risk of becoming homeless and is used by agencies providing services to homeless persons to apply for other HUD funds that are competitive. Competitive funds are only received if an agency has justified the need for the funds. An additional requirement for CDBG and the HOME funds is to develop an annual plan. The plan indicates how the yearly grant is spent and the anticipated outcome of the activity or program.

When we meet

  • February
  • March
  • As needed

CDBG Calendar

Technical Assistance and Guidance Staff

The Department of Development


Contact Us

Jenifer Van Schuyver
222 N Chauncey Ave
West Lafayette, IN 47906

  • Office: (765) 775-5160
  • TTY: 711
  • Office Hours:
    8:00am - 4:30

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