Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. Nationally administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the program allows for blocks of grant funding to be disbursed to communities across the country, primarily for the purpose of benefiting low- and moderate-income people. While some CDBG programs are administered through state governments, Layton City is an Entitlement Community (metropolitan cities with populations of at least 50,000) and is eligible to receive CDBG funds directly from HUD.

The Community & Economic Development Department administers the CDBG program for Layton City. While the City is the recipient of CDBG funds, it disburses 15% percent of its annual allocation to nonprofit organizations, called subrecipients, to undertake specific community development activities.

One of three National Objectives must be met:

  • Benefit low- and moderate-income persons
  • Prevent or eliminate slums or blight
  • Address community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community for which other funding is not available


NOTE: Davis County is part of the Ogden-Clearfield, UT HUD Metro FMR Area. All information presented here applies to all of the Ogden-Clearfield, UT HUD Metro FMR Area. HUD generally uses the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) area definitions in the calculation of income limit program parameters. However, to ensure that program parameters do not vary significantly due to area definition changes, HUD has used custom geographic definitions for the Ogden-Clearfield, UT HUD Metro FM Area.

The Ogden-Clearfield, UT HUD Metro FMR Area contains the following areas: Davis County, UT; Morgan County, UT; and Weber County, UT

* The FY 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act changed the definition of extremely low-income to be greater of 30/50th (60 percent) of the Section 8 very low-income limit or the poverty guideline as established by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), provided that this amount is no greater than the Section 8 50% very low-income limit. Consequently, the extremely low income limits may equal the very low (50%) income limits.

Home Down Payment Assistance Program

From July 1, 2023 (Once Layton City has a signed Grant Agreement with HUD) through June 30, 2024, or until funds have all been expended, Layton City is offering the At Home in Layton program. The At Home in Layton program offers home ownership assistance to qualifying homebuyers. The assistance is offered as a grant that can be used for up to 50% of the required down payment, closing costs or principal reduction. The grant is offered in $10,000 increments. At Home in Layton grants are secured by a Promissory Note and Trust Deed. If the house is sold before the end of the fifth year from the closing date, all or a portion of the grant will need to be repaid to the City.

Down Payment Funds Currently Available

Layton City Down Payment Assistance Application 2023-2024

Layton City Down Payment Grant Subordination Requirements:


For more information, contact Morgan Cloward, Layton City CDBG & Economic Development Specialist, 801-336-3770,

Davis County Homeownership Assistance

Qualified individuals and families looking to purchase a home in Davis County may apply for a homeownership assistance loan up to $50,000. This homeownership assistance loan can be used for any combination of principal reduction, permanent interest rate buy down (up to $10,000), and/or up to 50% of the required down payment and closing costs. These homeownership assistance loans have no payments and are repaid to the County (plus 1% interest) when the home is sold or refinanced for an ineligible reason. For more details visit the Davis County Homeownership Assistance website.

Critical Home Repair/Rehab Program

Layton City offers residents a Critical Home Repair and Rehab Program (CHiRP) with its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Consolidated Plan/Annual Action Plan. This program provides lower income homeowners grant money to immediately correct a critical condition that has been determined to present an imminent danger to health and safety of the occupants or residential property. The Rehab portion of the program helps eliminate blight, conserve energy and preserves housing.

For more information, download the Layton City CDBG Critical Home Repair/Rehab Program flyer here:

Critical Home Repair and Rehab Program – Flyer – 2023-2024

You may also contact Morgan Cloward, Layton City CDBG & Economic Development Specialist, 801-336-3770,

Layton City CDBG 5-year Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, CAPER Report

Layton City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, in conjunction with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is used for the benefit of low and moderate income persons and households in Layton City. The city is responsible for the development, administration, and implementation of a five-year Consolidated Plan and one-year Annual Action Plan in accordance with HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program guidelines. The city also provides an annual Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). This report provides annual information on the city’s program accomplishments in meeting performance outcome measures.

The plans assess the needs of Layton City in areas such as: homebuyer assistance, emergency home repair and rehab, economic development, youth programs, Historic Downtown infrastructure, housing, homelessness and more. The Consolidated Plan covers a five-year period from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2027. Annual action plans cover a 12-month period from July 1 to June 30.

Layton City’s designation as an entitlement community includes the support of goals and objectives for participating public service entities such as Safe Harbor, Lantern House, Open Doors and Youth Court. Community decisions are carefully examined and the impact of any decision is weighed with the good of the community in mind.

Questions regarding the community development and housing needs addressed by the plan(s) and CAPER report should be directed to: Morgan Cloward , CDBG & Economic Development Specialist, Layton City Community Development, 437 North Wasatch Drive, Layton, Utah 84041, (801) 336-3770

Layton City Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER):

Layton City 2022-2023 CAPER

Layton City 2023-2027 Consolidated Plan & 2023-2024 Annual Action Plan:

Layton City 2023-2027 Consolidated Plan & 2023-2024 Annual Action Plan

Layton City CDBG Citizen Participation Plan

Layton Utah 2021-2022 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Report

The HUD Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing

The Guidelines for the Evaluation and Control of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing support HUD’s vision to reduce hazards in housing in a cost-effective manner while protecting the health of children. The guidelines apply to lead hazard evaluation and control in all federally associated housing. This can be used by those required to identify and control lead paint hazards and property owners, landlords, and child-care center operators. They offer helpful advice on renovations in older housing, lead-based paint inspections and risk assessments, and where to go for help.