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Housing - Upper Story Conversion

Community Development Block Grant

Assisting Communities in Providing Available & Affordable Housing

This program assists communities with preserving existing housing stock and creating new housing opportunities. The eligible housing activity includes:

  • Upper story housing conversion

This program is funded through the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and must primarily benefit low and moderate income individuals.

The Upper story housing conversion program provides assistance for the conversion of existing downtown building space into new residential units. The maximum award under this program is $600,000 - $550,000 inclusive of project and administrative costs and an optional additional amount of $50,000 for Green Streets Criteria.

  • Projects must primarily benefit low- and moderate income persons (per the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development definition)
  • Non-entitlement cities and counties are eligible applicants.
The Upper Story Housing Conversion Fund will be taking new applications from Tuesday, September 5, 2023, through Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.
Visit for application instructions and to apply for funds.

Housing Sustainability Awards

View a map of the communities awarded Housing Sustainability funds and an outline of the projects funded.
For more information, contact:

Joyce Brown