CDBG Entitlement FAQ

Which source(s) did HUD use to calculate the individual categories (population size, poverty, & overcrowding) in determining the funding amounts for entitlement communities? For example, in FY12 they used the 2010 Census for population size and used the American Community Survey 2005-2009 Estimates for poverty and overcrowding.

Date Published: May 2015

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For the poverty, overcrowding, and pre-1940 housing variables, HUD used the ACS 2007-2011 data. For the population and growth lag variables, HUD used the 2012 population estimates. HUD used the revised population estimate for communities that successfully challenged their population estimates with the Bureau of Census.

Tags: CDBG Entitlement Program Audits and Budgeting