|Welcome to Community Development
The City of Chandler Community Development Section administers funds and programs that promote the improvement of quality of life for low to moderate-income families and assists in the stabilization of Chandler neighborhoods.
Community Development does so by implementing affordable housing programs and by partnering with nonprofit and faith-based agencies as well as other City departments to address and meet basic and critical human needs.
FY 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan
Attached below is a draft of the City of Chandler's FY17-18 Neighborhood Resources Annual Action Plan. Public Comment Period March 24, 2017 to April 24, 2017. The public is invited to comment on any aspect of this Annual Action Plan.
Written comments may be addressed to:
Melissa Vizzerra, Community Development Coordinator
City of Chandler Neighborhood Resources Office
P.O. Box 4008 MS 600
Chandler, AZ 85244-4008
The public is also invited to attend and speak at public hearings:
March 22, 2017 - Housing and Human Services Commission Committee Meeting.
April 13, 2017 - City Council.
April 19, 2017 - Housing and Human Services Commission Committee Meeting.
FY 2017-18 General Fund and CDBG/HOME Grant Funds
Each year, the City’s Neighborhood Resources Division partners with other City departments and outside agencies to provide residents and neighborhoods with assistance to help stabilize the community and individual homes, and assist families. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds, combined with ongoing support from the City’s General fund provide for a variety of programs that enhance neighborhoods.
For questions related to CDBG/HOME funding, organizations may call Barbara Bellamy at 480-782-4353, and for questions related to funding from the General Fund, call Leah Powell at 480-782-4352.
VITA - Volunteer Income tax Assistance (VITA) Program
Housing Rehabilitation Programs
The VITA program is possible because of community volunteers who offer free tax preparation to low and moderate income taxpayers, the elderly, and those with disabilities. More information is available at VITA website.
The City of Chandler’s Housing Rehabilitation Programs are designed to provide low- and moderate-income homeowners with assistance necessary to improve their living conditions and elevate neighborhoods within the City. Please visit the Housing Rehabilitation Programs page for additional details.
Community Action Program (CAP) Office
The CAP Office is located at the Chandler Christian Community Center - 345 S. California St. Residents in need of assistance with rent or utilities should call CAP at 480-963-1423.
First Time Homebuyer's Program
The City of Chandler is pleased to continue to offer the First Time Homebuyer’s Assistance Programs through a partnership with Newtown Community Development Corporation. Qualified buyers help select the house they want to purchase. Additional information regarding this program and upcoming classes can be obtained by contacting Newtown at 480-517-1589 or check its website at newtowncdc.org. More information on the program also is available on the First Time Homebuyer's Program website.
How to Reach Us:
Neighborhood Resources - Community Development
235 S. Arizona Ave.
P.O. Box 4008 - Mail Stop 600
Chandler, AZ 85225-4008
480-782-4300 - Phone
480-782-4350 - FAX
800-367-8939 - TTY
800-842-4681 - Voice
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.