Community Development

Goals & Services

The Community Development Department administers several programs which seek to preserve and grow Pasco as a viable urban community that provides a suitable living environment, decent affordable housing, and economic opportunities for the benefit of all citizens.


Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 

The City of Pasco is an entitlement agency and receives funding annually from the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The funds are then allocated by City Council after a recommendation by the Planning Commission.

2019 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUND ALLOCATION The City of Pasco is no longer accepting applications for 2019 Community Development Block Grant Funds Allocation at this time.

RESOLUTION NO. 3854, approving the Program Year 2019 Community Development Block Grant Allocations and Annual Work Plan, was passed by City Council on August 20, 2018.

Resolution No. 3854 (PDF)

Please continue to check this website for updates on the 2020 Community Development Block Grant Fund Allocation process. To be added to the 2020 Community Development Block Grant Fund Allocation email list, please contact Krystle Shanks - email Krystle Shanks or (509) 545-3441.

Down Payment Assistance
Tri-Cities HOME Consortium Down Payment Assistance Program

As a member of the Tri-Cities HOME Consortium, Pasco has partnered with the cities of Kennewick and Richland to meet the goal of providing the area's low-to-moderate income people with affordable housing opportunities and neighborhood improvements. The Consortium seeks to provide opportunities for down payment assistance, infill assistance, owner-occupied rehabilitation and rental rehabilitation.

  1. Application (PDF)
  2. Lead-Based Paint Abatement (PDF)
  3. Down Payment Assistance Checklist (PDF)
  4. CHIP Down payment Assistance Flow Chart for Lenders (PDF)
  5. Tri-Cities HOME Consortium Underwriting Guidelines for DPA (PDF)
  6. Guide for Buying a HUD Home

Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP)

In an effort to stabilize neighborhoods, the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) provides affordable housing opportunities to low-to-middle income people for the purchase of foreclosed properties within the city.

Useful Resources

  1. Benton Franklin Community Action Committee (BFCAC)
  2. Downtown Pasco Development Authority (DPDA
  3. Pasco Specialty Kitchen
  4. Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity Information