Community Development

City of Beverly

Notice of Public Hearing

FY 2016 Mass. CDBG Program Application

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 6:30 P.M.

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Affordable Housing Units Available: Flats at 131, 131 Rantoul Street

Eligibility Requirements

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City of Beverly

News about the

2016 Community Development Block Grant

The Massachusetts Community Development Block Grant(CDBG) Program is a federally funded, competitive grant program designed to help smaller cities and towns meet a broad range of community development needs. Assistance of up to $900,000 is provided to qualifying cities and towns for housing, community, and economic development projects that assist low and moderate-income residents. The City of Beverly plans to apply for CDBG funding in 2016. In order for the City to identify priorities within the application it must conduct community outreach to determine the needs of the community.  The City of Beverly’s Planning and Development Department has scheduled two public hearings and has attended numerous community meetings to listen to resident concerns in order to reach consensus around community priorities.    If you have questions about this process please contact Aaron Clausen, the Director of the Planning and Development Department by phone at 978-605-2341 or via email at  The final public hearing  on this topic will take place on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 6:30 PM at the Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex Street.  

Link: MA CDBG Website

CDBG Public Social Services

Request for Proposals(RFP)

 PSS 2016 RFP

As part of the application process, Public Service proposals are being sought from non-profit organizations wishing to provide Public Services to low and moderate income residents in the City of Beverly.  The due date for these proposals is 4:30 PM on Thursday, January 14th, 2016. In the event that City Hall is closed because of inclement weather, the application will be due no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 15th 2016. Technical assistance related to the social service component is available by calling Nancy Ormiston, Citizen Participation Coordinator and Financial Administrator, at (978) 605-2382 or email

CDBG Housing Rehabilitation

During meetings with residents in the Gloucester Crossing neighborhood the City has received a significant amount of feedback about the need for housing rehabilitation.  Margaret O’Brien, the City’s Housing Coordinator, has received interest letters and pre-applications from property owners in the area who are interested in participating in the Housing Rehabilitation program if the City is awarded funding.  Below are links to four documents that encourage potential contractors to submit their qualifications, that explain the program and provide an application to be placed on the qualified contractors list.   If you have questions about this potential program please contact Margaret, Housing Coordinator, at 978-605-2384 or via email at

 Infrastructure Improvements

The City has received a great deal of feedback about the need for infrastructure improvements including street paving, sidewalk replacement, ADA ramp replacement and street tree replacement.   These improvements will facilitate safer pedestrian movement and multi-modal transportation options in general. They will also improve the quality of life of residents.  If you have questions about the infrastructure improvements being considered please contact Denise Deschamps, Economic Development Planner, at 978-605-2356 or via email at