Trend and Analysis  

 In FY 2019, the RDA will complete 75 down payment and closing cost assistance loans to first time home buyers in the County.  Additional funding will need to be secured in order to continue the program beyond FY 2019.  Possible source are CDBG funds and the Housing Trust Fund.
The RDA also offers grants to commercial property owners and County based nonprofits for projects related to neighborhood beautification, sustainability, blight eradication and commercial property physical upgrades.  Historically the grant programs receive requests for funding which exceed the amount of available funding.