Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Thornton receives Community Development Block Grant funds each year from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to use for housing and community development programs or projects that benefit low- and moderate-income residents. Projects may be completed by the City or through partnerships with nonprofits and housing service providers. Thornton has been receiving these funds since 1986 and new CDBG projects are approved each year by City Council. The City accepts applications for this grant funding each year. If you have a project idea, give us a call at 720-977-5812 or send us an email at  

Projects that received funding in 2019

Help for Homes Minor Home Repair Program: Brothers Redevelopment provides home repairs to eligible low income Thornton homeowners. The Help for Homes program is a grant that assists with up to $4000 in home repairs. For more information call Ben Nichols at 720-977-5813.

Home Repair Loan Program: Brothers Redevelopment offers 0% interest loans to homeowners for large or complex home repairs. Loans are up to $12,000, with a 10 year loan repayment period for those who are 61-80% area median income (AMI) and deferred loan for those with lower AMI. For more information call Ben Nichols at 720-977-5813.

Fund installation of utilities at a future park in southwest Thornton. The City is already using 2018 CDBG funds to help purchase the property and design the park.

Contribute funds to purchase fire protection and life-saving equipment for the new Fire Station in Ward 1.

Almost Home provides rent/mortgage or utility assistance for low income Thornton residents plus cost of time with a case worker to discuss long-term solutions. For more information on this program call Almost Home at 303-659-6199.

Seniors' Resource Center provides a Chore Services Program for residents age 60 or older. This includes deep cleaning of kitchens and baths, yard work, downsizing, and other strenuous chores. For more information on this program call Seniors Resource Center at 303-238-8151.