Community Development

We administer certain housing and community development for the City of Chesapeake and oversee the operation and administration of various grant programs funded by Federal, State, and other sources.

Draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) provides $5 billion to assist individuals or households who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, and other vulnerable populations, by providing housing, rental assistance, supportive services, and non-congregate shelter, to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability across the country. Chesapeake was allocated $2,004,685 in FY2021 HOME ARP funding.

View the Draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan

Written comments on the proposed amendment and Draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on March 13, 2023 and can be emailed to Crystal P. Bynum via email at Please contact Ms. Bynum at 757-382-6176 with any questions or required clarifications. 

Public comments will be taken during the March 14, 2023 public hearing by City Council of the Draft HOME-ARP Allocation Plan.

Chesapeake's Community Profile contains Census data, socioeconomic information, workforce statistics, and other data pertinent to community development.

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