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.


PASCO WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU - The City of Pasco Planning Commission will conduct two Public Hearings to receive citizen comments on the City's use of (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds in 2019.

The Public Hearings will be held Thursday, June 21, 2018 and July 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the City of Pasco Council chambers, 525 N. Third Avenue, Pasco, WA 99301.  This facility is fully accessible.  Written comments on the Draft 2019 CDBG Annual Action Plan will be accepted until 5:00 PM, August 20, 2018, and will be considered as the 2019 Annual Action Plan is being developed.

PASCO CSBG APPLICATION PERIOD BEGINS - The City is accepting proposals for 2019 CDBG funds.  The City anticipates limited funds available ($700,000) to be used for eligible Community Development Block Grant activities.  To be considered for funding, proposals must meet one of the following objectives: 1) Principally benefit lower income persons, 2) Eliminate slum or blight; or 3) Create jobs for lower income persons.

Application packets are available online by clicking the link below or by contacting Krystle Shanks at (509) 545-3441 or [email protected] Please be aware that due to federal funding process, funds allocated for FY 2019 may not be available for distribution before May 2019.

To be considered for funding, applicants must be a qualified non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, proposals must address a priority need identified in the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan, be an eligible activity under 24 CFR 570, meet national objective requirements which are outlined in the application packet.  Proposals for social service projects will not be considered for funding except those permitted by local allocation policy.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS TO BE SUBMITTED IS JUNE 1, 2018 AT 5:00 PM.  To request special needs accomodation, contact the City of Pasco Block Grant Administrator, Angela Pitman, at (509) 543-5739 or [email protected] at least 72 hours prior to the meeting date.  (MF# BGAP2018-003)

No qualified person or organization shall be denied the benefits of, the participation in, or be subjected to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability or familial status.

  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