The City of Royal Oak’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. The primary objective of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, is the development of viable urban communities. These viable communities are achieved by providing the following, principally for persons of low and moderate income: decent housing; a suitable living environment; and expanded economic opportunities. To achieve these goals, the CDBG regulations set forth eligible activities and the national objectives that each activity must meet. As recipients of CDBG funds, grantees are charged with ensuring these requirements are met.
Due to population thresholds, the City of Royal Oak’s CDBG program is regarded as an Entitlement Program under the federal CDBG program. As a recipient of federal CDBG funds, the city is free to select those activities that best meet the needs of the community, in accordance with the national objectives and requirements of the CDBG program. Since 2005, the city’s Rehabilitation Board of Appeals has been advising the City Commission on annual requests for CDBG funds and recommends CDBG related priorities to the City Commission. Day-to-day program administration functions are directed by the city’s Planning Department.
Joseph M. Murphy, Planner
City of Royal Oak
211 Williams Street
Royal Oak, MI 48068-0064
P (248) 246-3285
F (248) 246-3005
For more information on HUD’s CDBG program view the following link
The following HUD required documents are integral to operation of the city’s CDBG program.
(September 26, 2012)
The City of Royal Oak is developing its PY 2013-2014 (July 1, 2013 - June 2014) CDBG program Annual Action Plan. Below is the city's Application for Assistance / Funding.
A reminder that CDBG-funded activities must comply with all applicable federal regulations.
Applications were due by December 31, 2012
The Consolidated Plan, also known as the Strategic Plan, is a plan of three to five years in length, which describes community needs, resources, priorities, and proposed activities to be undertaken under the city’s CDBG program.
PY 2010-2015 Consolidated Plan (pdf format - 579k)
The Annual Action Plan describes the funding levels and activities to be undertaken during individual upcoming program year for the CDBG program to address the priority needs and objectives as outlined in the Consolidated Plan.
The enactment of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law on February 17, 2009. In order to have an immediate impact, HUD has determined that additional allocations from the Recovery Act shall be included as an amendment to the 2008-2009 Annual Action Plan.
AP PY 09-10 (pdf format - 1,193k)
AP PY 10-11 (pdf formate - 708k)
AP PY 11-12 (pdf format - 565k)
PY 11-12 Amendment (pdf format - 449k)
AP PY 12-13 (pdf format - 1,251k)
AP PY 13-14 (pdf format - 1,688k)
The Housing & Urban Development Act of 1974, as amended, requires that applicants for funds under the CDBG program undertake an environmental assessment for activities.
The following environmental review follows the format established by the HUD publication, "Environmental Review Guide for Community Development Block Grant Programs" and other applicable HUD guidance documents. The goal of this particular assessment is to provide the basis for a "finding" as to whether the request for funds for the activities:
- is not an action which may significantly affect the quality of the human environment; or
- is an action which may significantly affect and therefore, will require an Environmental Impact Statement.
ERR PY 13-14 (pdf format - 12,995k)
CAPER describes Annual Action Plan activities that occurred between July 1st and June 30th of each program year / fiscal year for the CDBG program. The CAPER includes the status of the city’s efforts toward implementing HUD’s performance measurement system requirements and is considered a year end summary of the prior program year.
CAPER PY 05-06 (pdf format - 2,203k)
CAPER PY 06-07 (pdf format - 1,854k)
CAPER PY 07-08 (pdf format - 1,477k)
CAPER PY 08-09 (pdf format - 615k)
CAPER PY 09-10 (pdf format - 900k)
CAPER PY 10-11 (pdf format - 1,822k)
CAPER PY 11-12 (pdf format - 919k)
The Citizen Participation Plan describes the policies and procedures for involving citizens in the critical planning issues and funding recommendations related to the CDBG program.
Citizen Participation Plan (pdf format - 34k)
The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) involves a comprehensive review and assessment of how the city’s laws, regulations, policies and procedures affect the location, availability, and accessibility of housing, and how conditions, both public and private, affect fair housing choice.
AI-2010 (pdf format - 2,901k)
A Compliance Guide to Section 3 Requirements provides a description of the requirements and a copy of the forms that must be completed for compliance with Section 3 requirements.
Section 3 requires that, to the greatest extent feasible, contractors and subcontractors
give preference to hiring low income residents or businesses that are owner or
employ low income residents of the Metropolitan Detroit area, with preference
to those residing in the City of Royal Oak, when new jobs (full-time for new
permanent, temporary, or seasonal positions) are generated to complete
Section 3 Guide and Forms (pdf format - 289k)
The E 11 Mile Road Improvement District Plan provides a set of strategies designed to address and improve the condition, appearance, and economic vitality of the corridor.
E 11 Mile Rd Improv District Plan (pdf format - 1,722k)
According to the City of Royal Oak’s Citizens Participation Plan, “the city shall make every effort to post all public notices, as required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’, related to the CDBG program on the city’s website.
The following are public notices related to the City of Royal Oak’s CDBG program.
Public Notice - 09-27-11 mtg notice (pdf format - 8k)
Rehab Board 09-27-2011 mtg (pdf format - 21k)
Rehab Board 10-25-2011 mtg - no CDBG items
Rehab Board 11-22-2011 mtg - mtg cancelled
Rehab Board 12-27-2011 mtg - mtg cancelled
Rehab Board 01-24-2012 mtg (pdf format - 22k)
Public Notice - 02-28-12 mtg notice (pdf format - 10k)
(02-28-2012 meeting will held in the Police Conference Room on the 2nd floor of the Police Department at 221 E Third Street, adjacent to City Hall)
Rehab Board 02-28-2012 mtg (pdf format - 22k)
Public Notice - PY 12-13 AAP 30-day comment period (pdf format - 10k)
Public Notice - 04-02-12 mtg notice for PY 11-12 AAP Substantial Amendment (pdf format - 12k)
Rehab Board 03-27-2012 mtg - no CDBG items
Public Notice - PY 11-12 AAP Amendment 30-day comment period (pdf format - 9k)
Rehab Board 04-24-12 mtg - no CDBG items
Public Notice - No FONSI & RROF: PY 11-12 AAP Amend & PY 12-13 AAP (pdf format - 15k)
Rehab Board 05-22-12 mtg - no CDBG items
Rehab Board 06-26-12 mtg - no CDBG items
Public Notice - Draft PY 11-12 CAPER comment period (pdf format - 8k)
Rehab Board 07-24-12 mtg - no CDBG items
Rehab Board 08-28-12 mtg - no CDBG items
Rehab Board 09-25-12 mtg (pdf format 18k)
Public Notice - 09-25-12 Public Hearing on Comm Dev Needs PY 13-14 (pdf format 8k)
Rehab Board 10-09-12 mtg (pdf format 18k)
Rehab Board 11-27-12 mtg - no CDBG items
Rehab Board 12-18-12 mtg - no CDBG items
Rehab Board 01-22-13 mtg - no CDBG items & meeting cancelled
Rehab Board 02-26-13 mtg (pdf format 21k)
Public Notice - 03-26-13 Public Hearing on PY 13-14 AAP (pdf format 7k)
Rehab Board 03-26-13 mtg (pdf format 21k)
Public Notice - PY 13-14 AAP 30-day comment period (pdf format - 9k
Public Notice - No FONSI & RROF: PY 13-14 AAP Amend (pdf format - 11k)
Rehab Board 05-28-13 mtg (pdf format 18k) - no CDBG items
none at this time (05/09/2013)
The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.