Community Development


The Community Development Division is responsible for working with public agencies and local housing and social service providers to implement the City’s federal Community Development Block Grant (C.D.B.G.) program goals and objectives to improve the quality of life for all residents.

Community Development Block Grant

The Community Development Office administrates annual grant monies from the federal government with the goal of providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities for all Americans.

FY 2021 CAPER Available for Public Viewing

In accordance with Title I of the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, P.L. 101-625, the City of Morgantown has prepared its Fiscal Year 2021 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for its Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). This report describes the level of housing assistance and other community development activities designed to benefit low- and moderate-income persons and households through various federal funding programs during Fiscal Year 2021 (July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022).

The City of Morgantown intends to submit the FY 2021 CAPER to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on or before September 28, 2022.

The “Draft” FY 2021 CAPER is available for public viewing beginning Monday, September 12, 2022 through Monday, September 26, 2022 at the link below.


All interested persons are encouraged to review the FY 2021 CAPER. Written comments on the CAPER will be considered until September 26, 2022. Written comments should be addressed to Ms. Robyn Hess, City Grant Writer, City of Morgantown, 389 Spruce St., Morgantown, WV 26505, (304) 284-7479, Persons with hearing and/or speech impediments may contact the City via 711.

Community Development Block Grant Materials