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County Executive Edward P. Mangano

Edward P. Mangano, County Executive


Investing in our future

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

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What We Do

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is a Federal entitlement program whose primary objective is the development of viable urban communities, by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income. The needs of Nassau County and its local communities are generally described in Nassau County's 5 Year Consolidated Plan.

CDBG funds and program income can be used for a wide range of activities related to housing, economic development, commercial revitalization, public services, infrastructure, and public facilities. An estimated 90% of CDBG funds are used annually to benefit extremely low, low, and moderate income persons.

The County's Initiatives are as follows:

Job Creation: Two industries:

Hi-tech/Hi-skilled Jobs

Sports, Entertainment and Tourism

Four Redevelopment Areas:

Downtown Revitalization

Brownfield Redevelopment

Emerging Minority Communities

Nassau HUB

Infrastructure Improvements:

Public Transportation

Development of Affordable Housing for Workforce and Seniors

Preservation/Creation of Open Schools Space


Nassau County Office of Housing &

Intergovernmental Affairs

40 Main Street, 3rd Floor

Hempstead, NY 11550

Ray Thomas,

Director, OHIA

Kevin Crean,

Technical Director, OHIA