The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program requires that each CDBG-funded activity must either principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons, aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight, or meet a community development need having a particular urgency. With respect to activities that benefit all the residents of a given area, at least 51 percent of the area's residents must be low and moderate income.
In February 2019, HUD released the new Low/Moderate Income Summary Data (LMISD) based on the 2011-2015 American Community Survey. This data is required for new activities for which funding is first obligated on or after the effective date, April 1, 2019. Click here to see the map of low/moderate income areas.