I have a property that has requested CDBG funds for rehabilitation, but the property is owned by a trust. I know that CDBG funds can be expended if the property is owned in fee-simple title, as a life estate, or a 99 year leasehold, but is living trust a valid form of ownership for CDBG?
Date Published: May 2015
CDBG regulations are silent on acceptable forms of ownership or the how CDBG funds are secured. The project must be eligible and meet a national objective. The Grantee should have policies and procedures in place that both ensure federal compliance but also delineate how the program will be operated, including types of properties and acceptable ownership.