CDBG Entitlement FAQ

Our community wants to demolish some blighted properties. How can we meet a CDBG national objective with this activity?

Date Published: October 2018

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The main option is to treat the demolition as an activity that aids in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight, either on a spot basis (SB) or an area basis (SBA) (24 CFR 570.208(b)). For the removal of isolated instances of blight, the SB criteria are the most appropriate. Use of SBA covers more properties; establishing an area as blighted requires more documentation. In cases where removal of blight is the goal of the demolition, the demolition serves as the end use and no further treatment is required, provided the use of the property does not change after the demolition.

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