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.


The City of Pasco is accepting proposals for 2016 Community Development Block Grant Fund allocation.  The City anticipates limited funds available ($650,000) to be used for eligible Block Grant activities. To be considered for funding, proposals must principally benefit lower income persons, eliminate slum or blight; or meet an urgent need as defined by HUD. Proposals must meet HUD Eligibility and National Objective requirements, address a priority need identified in the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan, and meet local allocation policy criteria which are outlined in the application packet. As a matter of City policy, no proposals will be accepted for social services.

Interested agencies or parties must submit proposals to the Community & Economic Development Department, City of Pasco, 525 N 3rd Avenue, Pasco, Washington 99301-0293 by 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 9, 2015. Please be aware that due to federal funding process, funds allocated for FY-2016 will normally not be available for distribution until May 2017.

For an application packet, please contact Krystle Shanks in the Community & Economic Development Department at 509-545-3441 or by email at [email protected]. For additional information or to request technical assistance, please contact Angie Pitman, Block Grant Administrator at (509) 545-5739 or [email protected] at least 72 hours prior to the deadline. (MF# BGAP2015-003)

  1. Application
  2. Request for Proposals (RFP)
  3. Annual Action Plan
  4. Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
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
  2. Lead-Based Paint Abatement
  3. Down Payment Assistance Checklist
  4. CHIP Down payment Assistance Flow Chart for Lenders
  5. Tri-Cities HOME Consortium Underwriting Guidelines for DPA
  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.
  1. Application
  2. Links

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