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The City of Indianapolis receives four entitlement grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designed to assist low-income individuals and families in dealing with issues involving housing and housing-related issues. The amount of these grants is determined by the Federal government based on the most recent census data and reporting from city service providers. 
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) - The single largest grant received by the City, it is also the most flexible. CDBG funding provides for a wide array of housing and social services, including low-income home repair, public facility construction and rehabilitation, the demolition of unsafe structures, summer youth programs, employment training and senior services.

Home Investment Partnership (HOME) Program - Designed to promote low-income homeownership and the creation of affordable, low-income rental housing, HOME

Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) - In providing operations support to emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families, ESG helps meet the immediate housing needs of our community's most vulnerable. Outreach and support services for the homeless such as medical treatment and case management are also eligible activities for this grant.

Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Program - Families and individuals suffering from AIDS or HIV are able to providing housing and supportive services such as tenant-based rental assistance, housing information and emergency housing assistance.