Many communities desire to increase the local economy’s capacity to create wealth for local residents, particularly in local areas which have fallen behind in economic productivity. Economic development strengthens communities through more and higher paying jobs, increasing the local tax base, and diversifying the local economy.
Three offices within the Office of Community Planning and Development administer programs to expand economic development within our communities. These programs reflect the extraordinarily diverse range of economic and community development needs among the nation's individual communities.
HUD does not provide assistance directly to citizens. If you are an interested citizen, contact your local municipal or county officials for more information. If your local government officials cannot answer your questions, or if you are a local official, contact the HUD Field Office that serves your area.