|For much of this period, one of the largest federal|
programs that is supposed to primarily benefit low
income people is the Community Development Block
Grant program, or CDBG. Every year the federal
government distributes more than $4 billion through
this program to state and local governments, which
can use the money in a wide variety of ways.
In many communities, CDBG money has been a
critical resource, helping rehabilitate needed affordable
housing, supporting small businesses in low
income neighborhoods and providing important
services. However, in other communities, this money
has been used in ways that only minimally — if at all
— benefit low income people, such as resurfacing
By the Center for Community Change. 1998. 66 pages.
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