Welcome to Neighborhood Services! Neighborhood Services is located on the 3rd Floor of City Hall in Room 305. Our goal is to provide decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic development opportunities. Working within these goals we create programs that provide affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, economic development, slum & blight removal, and services to low-income and special needs populations.
In order to carry out our programs we use three primary federal funding sources from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):
- Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
- Home Investment Partnership (HOME) Program
- Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program
If you would like more information about these funding sources, call us at 712-279-6328 or email us at email@example.com
The following reports are required by HUD and detail how we use CDBG, HOME and ESG funds:
- Consolidated Plan Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) (Please click link for documents): The CAPER summarizes how we have used CDBG, HOME and ESG funds to enrich the lives of low and moderate income families and to further the goals of community growth and sustainability over the past year.
- FY 2015 - 2019 Consolidated Plan (Please click link for documents): The FY 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan addresses how we will provide programs and services using CDBG, HOME and ESG funds over the next five years.
- FY2018 Action Plan (Please click link for documents): The Year Four (FY 2017) Action Plan addresses how we will provide programs and services using CDBG, HOME and ESG funds over the next year.
- Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (Please click link for documents): The cities of Sioux City, IA; South Sioux City, NE; and Dakota City, NE; are recognized as a HUD consortium for the purposes of receiving annual federal grants through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the HOME Investment Partnership Program and the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) program.Receipt of HUD funds requires the consortium to certify that it will “affirmatively further fair housing.” As a result, the three cities have to conduct an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, develop actions to overcome the effects of identified impediments to fair housing choice and maintain records to support the City's initiatives to affirmatively further fair housing. HUD defines an impediment to fair housing as any action, omission or decision that restricts or has the effect of restricting the availability of housing choices based on race, color, religion, sex, disability (physical or mental), familial status or national origin. In Iowa, protection under state human rights law is extended to include discrimination based on gender identity. In addition to these provisions, the City of Sioux City extends further protection based on age and marital status. Nebraska’s Fair Housing Act does not expand upon the federally protected classes.
- Emergency Solutions Grant Application (please click for documents): The City of Sioux City released a draft proposed application on July 26, 2017 for stakeholder review and comment. The deadline for written comments was August 2, 2017. Stakeholders were also invited to submit oral comments during the July 26, 2017, Siouxland Coalition to End Homelessness meeting. The only written comment received was from Julie Eberbach. She asked if the City of Sioux City could provide $17,000 in funding to ICA in the same manner that Des Moines/Polk County and the State of Iowa provide funding. The City of Sioux City responded that they were in favor of doing that and would seek approval from the Siouxland Coalition to End Homelessness and the ESG Application Review Committee.