Community Development

Contact Information

Community Development - Housing Division
101 First Street SE 
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401



Staff Liasons: 

Paula Mitchell

Chrystal Shaver


Provide decent housing (by assisting the homeless, retaining affordable housing stock, increasing the availability of permanent housing, and increasing supportive services for persons with special needs without discrimination).

  • Provide a suitable living environment (by improving the safety and livability of neighborhoods, increasing access to quality facilities and services, reducing the isolation of income groups, revitalizing deteriorating neighborhoods, restoring/preserving features of special value for historic, architectural, or aesthetic reasons, and conserving energy resources).
  • Expand Economic Opportunity (by creating jobs, providing access for credit, and empowering people in federally assisted housing to achieve self-sufficiency).

The Grants & Programs Committee
The City solicits CDBG & HOME funding proposals through an application process that occurs annually from mid-October to early-December. The "Grants & Programs" citizens committee then reviews all proposals and, in consideration of the City's approved "Consolidated Plan", makes advisory recommendations to the City Council in favor of those that should be approved. After a public review and comment period, final funding decisions are submitted to HUD in the form of an annual Action Plan for a fiscal year from July 1st through each June 30th.

Public Service & Facilities Documents

Regular meetings are held on Thursdays from 5:30-7:00 pm at City Hall. 

 Agendas  Minutes

The Grants and Programs (GAP) Committee is made up of 13 members from designated organizations, neighborhood associations, and at-large representatives. Members serve a one year term starting July 1st of the year.

Current Members: 
Designated Organizations   Neighborhood Associations At-Large Representatives 
Mike Butterfield Greg Young Brenda Blevins
Bev Moriarty Carol Sindelar Esaie Toingar
Christine Myers Al Pierson Rebecca Stonawski
  Steve Nylin Emily Weber
  Justin Wasson Dwight Olson

Schedule for Grants & Programs (GAP) Committee

The GAP Committee will meet as follows for as long as needed:

January 28 - February 25, 2015
5:30 - 7:00
101 First Street SE
Blairs Ferry Conference Room

Contact Information  
Paula Mitchell 
Housing & Redevelopment Manager
(319) 286-5852
Chrystal Shaver
Community Development Programs Specialist
(319) 286-5182
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