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 Annual Action Plan 

The City of Chesapeake announces a 30-day public comment period to receive citizen comments on the draft PY 49 Annual Action Plan (AAP). Chesapeake receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) entitlement funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) annually. As a recipient of these funds, the City is required to prepare and submit an AAP that describes community needs, priorities and resources allocated for housing and community development activities convened during PY 49 which begins July 1, 2023 and ends June 30, 2024.

Draft Annual Action Plan Comment Period

 Written comments on the draft AAP may be emailed to Crystal P. Bynum, Community Development Planning Administrator at

Comments will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on May 9, 2023. Mrs. Bynum may be reached by telephone at 757-382-6176,

Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for more information about the draft AAP.

View the Draft Annual Action Plan PY 49

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  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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