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Community Development

Located in the east entrance of the Public Safety Building on Barret Court, the Community Development Division plans, manages, and ensures federal compliance of the City of Henderson’s Community Development Block Entitlement Grant (CDBG) and HOME funds and secures project financing. This office also assists with writing various grants for other projects delineated by the assistant city manager, such as TEA, Safe Routes to School, and Recreational Trails grant funding.

The City of Henderson is in the process of preparing the 2013-2014 Consolidated Plan- Action Plan that will identify the housing, living environment and economic needs of low-income citizens within the City.

The City will hold four public hearings to solicit from citizens and local service agencies ideas for expenditure of Community

City of Henderson
Exterior Repair Program
with “World Changers”
Applications are available by contacting the City of HEnderson Community Development Department, 1990 Barret Court, Suite B, Henderson, KY or by calling Tammy or Theresa at (270) 831-1277. Application must be received at the above address on or before 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 29th.
The City of Henderson and “World Changers”, a LifeWay organizaton, in collaboration with the Green Valley Baptist Association will undertake minor, exterior only, repairs of a limited number of homes owned by qualified low-to moderate income persons within the City of Henderson during the week of June 25-28, 2013. The program will provide all labor and materials for the repairs at no expense to homeowners, however, owners will be required to sign an agreement providing that they will repay the expenses of the repairs if they sell the house within five years.
Examples of repairs that may be undertaken by the program include:

Handicap Accessible Ramps
New Siding/Painting of Exterior of Home
Porch/Decks and Minor Repairs
Roof Maintenance/Replacement (limited number of projects and also limited by roof pitch)
Minor Masonry Repair
Other Carpenry Exterior Repairs

The City of Henderson suppports Equal Housing Opportunity and its commitment to nondiscrimination.

The majority of the grant funds administered by the Community Development Division are through CDBG funds, which are funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and HOME funds, which are funded by the Kentucky Housing Corporation. Main areas of the CDBG program assist eligible low- to moderate-income households / persons with housing needs and provide neighborhood infrastructure improvements, public service enhancements, and public facility improvements.

The City of Henderson is an entitlement community and receives funding each year. However, the Community Development Division must prepare and submit to HUD a consolidated plan, which is a five-year plan identifying community needs and strategies to address those needs. The Community Development Division must also submit an annual action plan that identifies specific projects to be undertaken the upcoming year, along with an annual year-end report identifying activities completed.

The Community Development Division is responsible for client intake, client consultations, financials, contract preparation, labor compliance, environmental compliance, submission of a sundry of federal reports, fair housing administration, bid development, procurement, federal compliance with civil rights acts, lead-based paint issues, and other functions related to the successful management of CDBG and HOME grants.

Recent Projects

William Newman Park enhancements
Gymnasium floor at John F. Kennedy Community Center
McKinley Street sidewalks connecting to WARM Center
Housing reconstruction
World Changers

Public Safety Building
1990 Barret Ct.
Suite B
Henderson, KY 42420

Ph: (270) 831-1277
Fx: (270) 831-1271