Sierra Vista’s participation in the program

The City of Sierra Vista is a participating jurisdiction in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The CDBG program distributes federal funds to states, counties and urban cities to fulfill the goals of the program to:

    • Provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing
    • Provide a suitable living environment
    • Expand economic opportunities principally for low and moderate-income persons

The City Council approved the City’s first Five-Year Consolidated Plan in 2014 to identify the community’s needs, resources, priorities and procedures for managing the CDBG program. In addition, each year City Council approves the current year’s Action Plan, which includes objectives and outcomes identified in the plan, an evaluation of past performance and activities to be undertaken in the next year.

The City’s first Analysis of Impediments (AI) for Fair Housing Choice was completed in 2014. The AI helps build public support for fair housing efforts providing essential, specific, and detailed information and data to municipal officials and staff, policy makers, housing developers, lenders, and fair housing advocates.

Citizen Participation Plan
Analysis of Impediments


The City of Sierra Vista, Arizona, is preparing its 2022 (July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023) Annual Action Plan (AAP) for submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The AAP serves as a planning tool and strategic document for the expending the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding.  CDBG funding is required to benefit low- and moderate-income persons and areas, alleviate slum and blight, or address urgent need.

The purpose of the public meetings/hearing is to allow interested citizens, public agencies, community organizations, and other parties to share their opinions on housing and community development needs in the City and to propose projects for the City to consider funding with the CDBG  The City will hold the public meetings and public hearings on the following dates:

Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 3:30 p.m.

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Public Hearing
Thursday, March 10, 2022, 5:00 p.m.

City of Sierra Vista
City Council Meeting, City Council Chambers
1011 N. Coronado Drive, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

The estimated 2022 fiscal year funding is $260,000.  Generally, the City has accepted projects that comply with the adopted Five-Year Consolidated Plan.  Such projects include Public Infrastructure/Facility Improvements, Housing Rehabilitation and Services, Provision of Needed Public Services, and Neighborhood Stabilization activities which are all CDBG eligible activities.

The City considers all information obtained at the meetings/hearing when choosing projects and preparing the Annual Action Plan.  Anyone unable to attend the meetings or hearing may submit written comments to Matt McLachlan prior to 4:00 P.M., MARCH 4, 2022.  For the Council to consider any project or program, please present the request at one of the meetings, the hearing, or in writing.

For additional information regarding the meetings and hearing, grievances, the CDBG program, or to receive assistance in formulating prospective project or program ideas, contact Community Development Director Matt McLachlan by email or phone (520) 417-4413.

Five-Year Consolidated Plan

The City's Community Development Department has completed the planning process for the 2019/2020-2023-2024 Five-Year Consolidated Plan. The plan identifies goals, objectives, and strategies for addressing housing and community development needs, including those of homelessness and other special needs populations. The City will receive an annual allocation of approximately $260,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to bring the plan to fruition.

The plan focuses on four major areas: Housing, Homelessness, Non-housing Community Development, and Non-homeless Special Needs.

Suggest Public Improvements

Do you have an idea for a public improvement in Sierra Vista? Add it to our Public Requests WebApp and see what other residents are interested in too! Improvements can be requested throughout the City and particular focus areas under consideration for Community Development Block Grant funding are clearly identified.