Community Development

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

    The Community Development Department awards funding to local projects based on the following requirements:

    • Meets a need identified
    • Not less than 70% of funds must be used for activities that benefit low and moderate income persons; and
    • The activity meets one of the CDBG national objectives (i.e., benefits low and moderate income persons, prevention or elimination of slums or blight, or a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community).

    Click here to review our calendar for upcoming events

  • Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME)

    Kent County staff have worked diligently over the past few years to make the dreams of homeownership come true for many families across Kent County, and choice rental housing opportunities a dream come true for low/mod income families. It has been very exciting to collaborate with such a great group of developers and contractors to accomplish housing stability for the past 8 years.

    2020 HOME Guidelines & Application (coming soon!)

  • Home Rehabilitation Program

    Housing Rehabilitation Program

    The principle purpose of Kent County's Housing Rehabilitation Program is to maintain or improve the structural condition and safety of homes belonging to low and moderate income households within Kent County. The Program is funded with Federal Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

    The Program provides funding to homeowners in the form a deferred lien that does not accrue interest nor do they require a monthly payment. These loans are only due in full upon sale or transfer of the property.

    Eligible work includes the correction of code violations, accessibility improvements, hazard abatement, necessary plumbing and heating improvements, energy efficiency improvements, etc. Emergency funds are also available when health and safety issues must be immediately addressed.

    Contractors interested in being approved for participation in Kent County's Housing Rehabilitation Program and being invited to bid on the projects must be approved by the Kent County Purchasing Department. To begin the registration process, go to Vender Registration.

    Complete an Application

    Please note: Online application requires a valid email address

    If you have questions or need assistance with the application please contact Community Development at 616-632-7950 or email

  • Public Services

    Fair Housing

    Information coming soon

    Hope Network

    Information coming soon

    Senior Neighbors

    Information coming soon