Community Development Block Grant

As part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan, the City of Ashland is responsible for providing the opportunity for citizen participation.

The Draft is available for public review ahead of the hearings. 

Three CDBG public hearings have been set to gather comment for the 2018 Action Plan.  The hearings are scheduled for:

  • Monday, March 19th, 2018 at 11am - The Neighborhood, 2516 Carter Avenue, Ashland
  • Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 11am - Hillcrest-Bruce Mission, 1819 Eloise Street, Ashland
  • Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 at 3pm - City Building, 1700 Greenup Avenue, Ashland 

Comments may be submitted at 1700 Greenup Avenue, Suite 208, Ashland, KY 41101 or by email at

All citizen comments will be submitted to the Department of Housing & Urban Development within the Final 2018 Action Plan.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The City of Ashland is fortunate to be an Entitlement Community participant in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.  This program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Established in 1974, the primary objective of the CDBG program is to develop sustainable communities through improved housing, living, and economic conditions.  Activities under this program must predominately benefit persons of low and moderate income (household income less than 80% of area median income), meet one of the three national objectives, and be a CDBG eligible activity.

The Program Year 2017 is the third year in the City's current 5-year Consolidated Plan (2015-2019) for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program.  The Consolidated Plan was developed through community outreach, citizen participation, input by city staff and approval by the City of Ashland Board of Commissioners.  The development process focused on formal and informal needs assessments with a goal of broadening the scope of CDBG funded activities in an effort to help more low and moderate income people as well as making a visual impact on the community while keeping the projects in alignment with CDBG National Objectives.

CDBG National Objectives are:

  • Benefit low and moderate income persons
  • Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight
  • Meet an urgent need

All projects will be required to meet eligibility requirements under HUD regulations and reflect the current needs of the City's low and moderate income population.  The City is progressing toward attaining its stated Consolidated Plan objective as listed below:

Priority Needs:

  1. Ensure adequate and dependable public facilities are available to provide for basic and essential needs and service.
  2. Ensure adequate and safe infrastructure to meet basic needs of residents.
  3. Provide and/or support adequate, safe and affordable housing.
  4. Support programs that provide housing and services for homeless populations.
  5. Support the restoration of the downtown historic district to provide expanded economic opportunities for low and moderate income persons.

Previous program years: 

2017 CAPER will be complete in the Fall.
2016 CAPER
2015 CAPER

2017 Action Plan

Community Development Block Grant 5-year consolidated plan 2015-2019

Lorraine Woolery

P.O. Box 1839
Ashland, KY 41105-1839
Phone: 606-327-2030
Fax: 606-325-8412