Community Development

The Community Development and Housing program oversees Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Social Service Grants, Fair Housing, the Down Payment Assistance Program (serving City of Frisco and Frisco ISD employees) and the Housing Rehabilitation Program.

These services are guided by the Social Services & Housing Board.

Every five years, the City, as an entitlement community, is required to prepare a Five-Year Plan called a Consolidated Plan (PDF).  The plan that follows is the City of Frisco's Consolidated Plan for the period of October 1, 2020, through September 30, 2024 (FY 2021-25 Consolidated Plan). This Plan includes a proposed budget and overall programs the City proposes to offer for the next five years.  The proposed budget is an estimate of funding, and each year, the City will receive notification from HUD to provide the actual funding awarded for the upcoming program year. Community Development Block Grant funds are required to benefit primarily low- and moderate-income households, individuals, or areas within the city limits.

All federal funds must be used to meet one or more of the following HUD objectives:

  • Create suitable living environments,
  • Provide decent housings, and
  • Expand economic opportunities for citizens of Frisco.

Finally, the programs must align with the City of Frisco's Comprehensive Plan's overall vision and policies.  The current Comprehensive Plan was written in 2015.   City staff has communicated with public service providers, stakeholders, and staff to create this plan.

This Consolidated Plan outlines housing, community, and economic development needs, priorities, strategies, and projects undertaken by the City of Frisco from October 1, 2020, through September 30, 2024.  To receive its CDBG entitlement funding, the City must submit this Consolidated Plan and First Year Annual Action Plan to HUD no later than August 15, 2020. 

The Consolidated Plan serves the following functions:  1) A planning document for the City, which builds upon a citizen participation process; 2) An application for federal funds under HUD's formula grant programs; 3) A strategy to be followed in carrying out HUD programs; and, 4) An action plan that provides a basis for assessing performance.

Announcements:

The City of Frisco Community Development Division has released its Public Service Grant Application for the period of October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2022.  Grant applications are due no later than February 19, 2021, at 7:00 PM.  You can find the application here.   If you have questions or concerns regarding the application, please contact the Community Development  Division staff at [email protected]..

Community Development Block Grant - Coronavirus Response (CARES)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development notified the City of Frisco that they will provide $374,362 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV1) and $635,225 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV3) funding as part of the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).    

The use of these funds was awarded  as follows:

ORGANIZATIONUSE OF FUNDSAMOUNT
FRISCO FAMILY SERVICESFINANCIAL ASSISTANCE (RENT/MORTGAGE/UTILITIES)$450,000
TBD
$327,936

TOTAL$777,936



The City will review current applications from local nonprofits to determine current need in the community to allocate the remaining $327,936 and will hold public hearings at the appropriate time to address those allocations prior to August 15, 2021, in order to meet the deadline for submission of final amendment.

The City amended the 2015-19 Citizen Participation Plan as part of the process to accommodate the changes to award the funding.  A copy of the Amended Citizen Participation Plan is available for review here.

See Also:

Frisco Consolidated Plan (2015 - 2019) (PDF)
2019 Collin County Homeless Report (PDF)
2019 Denton County Homeless Report (PDF)