CDBG Entitlement FAQ

What is code enforcement for CDBG program purposes?

Date Published: April 2019

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Code enforcement is a process whereby local governments gain compliance with ordinances and regulations regarding health and housing codes, land use and zoning ordinances, permitting, sign standards, and uniform building and fire codes in deteriorated or deteriorating areas in which such enforcement, together with public or private improvements or services to be provided, may be expected to arrest the decline of the area. Since, for CDBG program purposes, code enforcement is defined as the maintenance and preservation of the appearance of residential, commercial, and industrial properties, grantees are strongly encouraged to emphasize health and safety issues in buildings, including disaster-resistant provisions, in accordance with local building codes and applicable federal design standards and requirements.

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