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Help with Finding a Home or Housing-Related Resources

Published: December 15, 2014
Community Services Block Grants (CSBG)
Resource Guide

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The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) supports projects that:

  • Lessen poverty in communities
  • Address the needs of low-income individuals including the homeless, migrants and the elderly
  • Provide services and activities addressing employment, education, better use of available income, housing, nutrition, emergency services and/or health.

Services Available

The following housing services are examples of services provided by CSBG- funded community organizations:

  • Homeownership counseling and loan assistance;
  • Counseling and advocacy about landlord/tenant relations and fair housing concerns;
  • Assistance in location affordable housing and applying for rent subsidies and other housing assistance;
  • Transitional shelters and services for the homeless;
  • Support for management of group homes; and/or
  • Rural housing and infrastructure development.

How to Receive Services/Assistance

Non-profit organizations that provide CSBG services in your area can be found at

To find CSBG-funded Community Action Agencies (CAAs) in your area, please click on the link

CSBG funds are not awarded directly to individuals.

Contact Information

Each State designates a Lead CSBG Agency to manage and administer CSBG funds to various non-profit organizations throughout the State.  Information on how to contact your state’s Lead CSBG Agency can be found at

Last Reviewed: June 24, 2019