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Community Development Division

Improving the quality of life in low to moderate-income residents and neighborhoods is very important to the City of Baytown. See this section to learn more about the variety of services that are offered, funding information such as the Community Development Block Grant, and more. 


Demolition Bid Package #14-02

The Community Development Division of the City of Baytown is accepting sealed bids for Demolition Bid Package #14-02. Bid Package #14-02 includes the demolition of one (1) commercial building. The building in its entirety will be demolished as Regulated Asbestos Containing Materials (RACM). To view the bid package, click here. Sealed bids will be received until 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, August 13, 2014.



Baytown Better Homes - Housing Expo

The Community Development Division will host the second annual Baytown Better Homes housing expo on July 26, 2014 at the Baytown Community Center, 2407 Market Street. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn how to make simple improvements around the house that will have a positive effect on the environment, their health, and their wallets. Local businesses and agencies from the Baytown area will present the most up-to-date and beneficial information about the current housing market. The event is free to the public and includes FREE CREDIT REPORTS, FREE FOOD, DOOR PRIZES, and EVENTS FOR THE KIDS including inflatables and activity stations. For more information please contact Amy Payne at 281-420-5390.

Interested in becoming a vendor? Click here to see Vendor Invitation Letter and 2014 Booth Registration Form. Please contact Amy Payne with any questions, or to turn in your registration. We look forward to working with you!



Neighborhood Improvement Program - Pringle Addition Cleanup Day 

The City of Baytown Community Development Division hosted a Neighborhood Cleanup Day for the residents of the Pringle Addition on April 5th, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. City staff is very thankful for all of the residents and volunteers who were involved in the cleanup efforts! Para obtener mas informacion sobre la dia de limpieza de vecindario, imprima aqui.




Community Development Block Grant: Applications Submitted

The City of Baytown Planning and Development Services released the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 2014-2015 CDBG Program on Friday, March 14, 2014. To view a list of organizations who have applied for funding, click here. Eligible activities and projects are defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Detailed descriptions of eligible activities are located at
On May 13, 2014, the Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) met and approved funding recommendations for the Program Year 2014-15 (PY14) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Action Plan. On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, the City of Baytown Community Development Division will conduct a public hearing regarding the CDAC funding recommendation and the PY14 CDBG Action Plan. The public hearing will be held after the Community Development Advisory Committee Meeting which commencesat 5:30 p.m. in the Mockingbird Room of the Baytown Community Center, 2407 Market Street, Baytown, TX 77520. On July 10, 2014, the CDAC will recommend this budget to the Baytown City Council for approval and submission of the Annual Action Plan to HUD. This notice is provided to inform the public of the availability of the proposed PY14 CDBG budget:


PY14 CDBG Entitlement
Estimated PY13 Unexpended
Estimated PY13 Program Income
Project: Housing/Community Development Housing Programs
Location: Within the city limits of Baytown
Funding: $376,206
Description: Assistance to purchase or repair homes of low-moderate income persons.
Project: Property Clearance/Substandard Structures Abatement
Location: Within the city limits of Baytown
Funding: $96,275
Description: Administrative costs for demolition/securing dilapidated, vacant buildings.
Project: Area Benefit/Neighborhood Improvement Program
Location: Middletown Area
Funding: $6,000
Description: Funds for code enforcement and to increase resident involvement.
Project: Public Services/Bay Area Homeless Services
Location: 3404 1/2 Wisconsin
Funding: $5,000
Description: Childcare services for homeless families.
Project: Public Services/Baytown Evening Optimist
Location: 1724 Market
Funding: $3,000
Description: Registrations for participation in an organized youth football program.
Project: Public Services/The Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Location: 3017 N. Main
Funding: $1,500
Description: Baytown domestic and sexual violence awareness/prevention/services.
Project: Public Services/Baytown Resource and Assistance Center
Location: 5309 Decker Drive
Funding: $9,000
Description: Shoes and clothing assistance for low-moderate income school children.
Project: Public Services/Baytown Family YMCA
Location: 201 YMCA Drive
Funding: $2,000
Description: Swim Safe and lifeguard training program for low-moderate income youth.
Project: Public Services/Senior and Disabled Citizens Transportation
Location: Within the city limits of Baytown
Funding: $69,918
Description: Transportation for low-income senior and disabled Baytown residents.
Project: CDBG Program Administration
Location: Within the city limits of Baytown
Funding: $148,913
Description: Administration of CDBG Program. 


 CDBG Year End Report

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires communities receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to comply with Consolidated Planning Regulations. As such, the City of Baytown has prepared a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the use of CDBG funds from October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013.  Click here to view the 2012-2013 CAPER. 


Downtown Facade Improvement Process Guide and Application

Please use this guide to assist you with the Downtown Façade Improvement Grant process.


Fair Housing

The Community Development Division is also responsible for periodically performing an analysis of impediments to fair housing choices in and for administering the Fair Housing Plan. 

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