Question 1: How does HUD help my community?
Answer: Your community gets HUD dollars through a variety of grants
and programs. Visit "Anytown,
USA" to see the kinds of efforts HUD dollars fund in most
communities. And for specific information on how HUD funds are being
used in your state, check out our "e-maps".
Question 2: My street needs lights - can HUD help me get street
Answer: Not directly. But HUD provides funds to local governments
for a variety of improvements to communities. Contact
your local government to find out how to request street lights
for your neighborhood.
Question 3: I'd like to do something to "give back" to
my community. Do you have any suggestions?
Answer: Yes we do! There are many, many opportunities
to volunteer to help your community available to you. Some are
local organizations. Others are national organizations with local
ties. We hope you'll find one that appeals to you and volunteer!
Question 4: I live next door to a run-down slum. Is there anything
HUD can do about it?
Answer: Your state and local government receive funds from HUD, under
Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, and one of the things
they can do with these funds is remove slums and blight. Contact your
or local governments to start the process.
Question 5: How does HUD regulate community/homeowner/condo associations?
Answer: Community/homeowner/condo associations are self-governing. These types of communities share amenities such as privately owned streets, pools, parking and utilities that do not demand the oversight of local authorities. To learn more
More information about communities.