Neighborhood Services

Program Purpose
The primary purpose of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is to provide safe and decent housing for low to moderate income families.

The Neighborhood Services Division (formerly Community Development) secures and administers federal and state housing grants effectively and responsibly to provide assistance benefiting a healthy, safe and sanitary living environment for eligible Grand Prairie applicants, with support of business and city departments.

Buying Power Program

Buying Power will pay initial costs to help qualified low and moderate income citizens purchase a home.  The City will provide $5,000, which can be used toward 50% of the downpayment and/or reasonable closing costs.  The home purchased must be the primary residence of the buyer and located in Grand Prairie.

Emergency Home Repair

Emergency repairs up to $5,000 using CDBG funds are provided to alleviate health, safety and public welfare conditions.  Emergencies must occur without warning and applicants must be 50 percent of median area income or below.

Foreclosed Home Purchase Assistance Grant Program

The 4-Home program assists families with the purchase of a foreclosed home in Grand Prairie.  Qualified buyers may receive up to $20,000 to assist with down payment, closing costs and rehabilitation costs of foreclosed homes in approved census tracts.  The house much be purchased at 1% discount from an independently appraised value.

NSP Program

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) established the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) to specifically provide targeted emergency assistance for state and local governments to acquire and redevelop foreclosed properties.

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At GPHNS our mission is to provide community service programs designed to meet the needs of the Grand Prairie community and its citizens for housing, healthy and safe neighborhoods, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, in an efficient, timely, courteous and knowledgeable manner. The city's Housing and Neighborhood Services offers programs designed to assist the low-to-moderate income Grand Prairie residents with safe, affordable housing.

Housing and Neighborhood Services does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, familial status, age, religion or handicap, in compliance with the Fair Housing Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

City of Grand Prairie – Fair Housing Rights