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1855 Historic Map of Racine
The Neighborhood Services Division provides revitalization services that promote and stabilize the City’s neighborhoods. Through the investment of federal grants, management of housing programs, and partnerships with neighborhood and community organizations, assistance is available to low and moderate-income individuals
as well as residents new to the community. Our chief responsibility is to ensure the proper use of federal and state grants consistent with their regulations and to ensure the funds are spent effectively. We strive to be a model grantee for our funding partners.
Community Development Block Grants (CDBG): Block grant annually funds infrastructure, economic development, public services/education, and housing rehabilitation.
Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG): Homelessness assistance through shelters and other homelessness prevention organizations.
Home Investment Partnerships (HOME): Creates affordable housing through funding a wide range of activities including building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or home ownership or providing
direct rental assistance to low-income people.
Labor Compliance: The Department of City Development is responsible for monitoring and assuring that federally funded project are in compliance with labor and prevailing wage laws (Davis-Bacon and Related Acts).
Low Income Housing Tax Credits: Developers, non-profits and the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) work together to develop affordable housing. Local applications go through the City.
Section 3: All grantees receiving Federal Community Development funding must follow the City of Racine Section 3 Policy.
City of Racine Secion 3 Plan
Con Plan 2020-2024 Final
DRAFT FY 2022 AAP
Public Service NOFA
2022_CDBG_Public Services NOFA
CDBG Code Enforcement NOFA_2022
Economic Development (MAP) NOFA
ESG NOFA (plus excel sheets)
Thank you for your interest in the TID 22 and 23 Repair and enhancement program! We are no longer accepting applications for 2022, but will begin to accept new applications in the first quarter of 2023. Check back in early 2023 for the application and program details!
The City of Racine and Mayor Mason believe in your potential! We want to encourage and support City employees in pursuit of their homeownership goals. The City of Racine Employee Homebuyer Assistance Program will provide up to $10,000 in down payment and closing cost assistance to City employees* seeking to purchase a home in the City of Racine. Please complete this application to get started!
*Excludes represented employees
City Employee Homebuyer Application
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