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) 


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 2023 and the City's use of Washington State Commerce's Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus 2 (CDBG-CV2) funds in 2022/2023.

The Public Hearings will be held Thursday, June 16, 2022 and July 21, 2022 at 6:30 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  2023 CDBG Annual Action Plan will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., July 27, 2022, and will be considered as the 2023 Annual Action Plan is being developed. 

Pasco CDBG-CV2 funded project - The City is accepting public comment for CDBG-CV2 funds in the amount of $145,090 awarded to the City in 2021.  The City proposes to use this grand to fund the Meals on Wheels program operated by the Senior Center.  This project will principally benefit lower income persons/seniors impacted by COVID-19. 

 PASCO CDBG APPLICATION PERIOD BEGINS – The City is accepting proposals  May 27, 2022 for 2023 CDBG funds. The City anticipates limited funds available ($750,000) 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.

Final 2023 funding is dependent on actual federal allocation and actual amounts of program income received from prior funded projects and unallocated funds.  Proposed activity awards may increase or decrease according to final 2023 funding available.

Application packets are available here or by contacting Carmen Patrick at (509) 545-3441 or [email protected] Please be aware that due to federal funding process, funds allocated for FY 2023 may not be available for distribution before mid-year or later.

To be considered for funding, applicant must be a qualified non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, proposals must address a priority need identified in the 2020-2024 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 MAY 27, 2022, 5:00 PM. To request special needs accommodation, contact the City of Pasco Block Grant Administrator, Kristin Webb, at (509) 543-5739 or [email protected] at least 72 hours prior to the meeting date.  (MF# BGAP2022-003)

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.

2023 Community Development Block Grant Fund Allocation Application

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) Solicitud(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