About Community Development

The City of Edmond is proudly committed to ensuring a high quality of life for all its residents. This commitment goes beyond public utilities and public safety; it includes studying and addressing the day-to-day needs of residents and neighborhoods.

The City of Edmond is one step closer to addressing these needs thanks to citizen participation and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The CDBG program was authorized by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. Each year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides eligible metropolitan cities with CDBG funds to revitalize neighborhoods, develop affordable housing, expand economic opportunities, and provide public services principally to benefit low and moderate-income persons or households. 

All projects and programs must meet ONE of three national objectives:

  • A benefit to low and moderate-income persons or households
  • Aiding in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight
  • Urgent need (meeting other community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community, such as natural disasters)