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.
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.
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.