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.
The Community Development Division held its first annual housing expo on July 27, 2013. Visitors learned 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 presented the most up-to-date and beneficial information on the housing market. The event was free to the public and included FREE CREDIT REPORTS, FREE FOOD, DOOR PRIZES, and EVENTS FOR THE KIDS including inflatables and activity stations. Thank you to all of the vendors and visitors who made this event a great success!
CDBG Year End Report
At the end of each fiscal year, jurisdictions must draft a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) to document the year’s accomplishments. City staff is currently compiling information to submit to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on or before December 23, 2013. All interested agencies, groups, and persons wishing to comment may attend a public hearing at 5:30pm on December 17th, 2013 in the Hullum Conference Room at City Hall, or submit written comments to City of Baytown, Planning and Development Services, 2401 Market St., Baytown 77520 or via email to CDBG@baytown.org. Comments are due on or before December 20, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. and may be incorporated in the CAPER. For more information about the report and/or the CDBG program, please contact 281-420-5390. Click here to view an executive summary of the 2012-2013 CAPER. A full draft of the report can be viewed in the Planning and Development Services Department at City Hall.
Downtown Facade Improvement Process Guide and Application
Please use this guide to assist you with the Downtown Façade Improvement Grant process.
The Community Development Division is also responsible for periodically performing an analysis of impediments to fair housing choices in Baytown and for administering the Fair Housing Plan.