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Each year the City of Somerville receives federal funds for housing and community development activities through the CDBG, HOME, and ESG grant programs. To receive these funds, the City must prepare a Consolidated Plan every five years, gathering information from many sources to identify Somerville’s needs that can be addressed with this funding. Annual Action Plans identify how funds will be spent each year according to the goals and strategies established in the Consolidated Plan.

Give your input on plans to spend approximately $3.2M per year to benefit low- and moderate-income persons:

  • Attend one of the following community meetings
    • East Somerville
      • 1/23/24 – 6:30pm
      • Connexion (149 Broadway)
      • In English/Spanish*
    • Union Square
      • 2/6/24 – 6:30 pm
      • Upstairs at Bow (1 Bow Market Way)
      • In English/Portuguese*
    • Virtual Meeting*
    • Draft Plan Public Hearing*

For ADA accommodations, please contact 311.
*You may request interpretation in any language for any meeting by calling 311 (617-666-3311) or at 

Following the gathering of community input, the City will prepare a draft plan that describes Somerville’s housing and community development needs and establishes funding priorities and goals or targets for the use of federal funds that the City expects to receive over the next five years. The draft plan will be made available for a 30-day public comment period, during which a public hearing will be held.

Map of City of Somerville LMI-eligible block groups

Anticipated Annual Funding (approximate):

  • CDBG – $2,500,000
  • ESG – $200,000
  • HOME – $500,000


Somerville FY2018-2022 CDBG, HOME & ESG Expenditures by Category

Pie chart showing Somerville FY2018-2022 CDBG, HOME & ESG Expenditures by Category


For inquiries or to send written comment contact:
OSPCD, Somerville City Hall / 93 Highland Ave / Somerville, MA 02143


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