Community and Development Services

​Department Responsibilities

The Community and Development Services Department oversees the operations of several other Divisions of the City of Denison:
The Department also offers several grant and incentive programs.

Community Development Block Grant

The Department administers the City's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Click here to learn more about the City's CDBG program.

The Denison Community Development Block Grant Steering Committee will conduct a Public Hearing and act on the 2018 Action Plan on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. in the Denison City Council Chambers at 500 W. Chestnut Street, Denison, TX. Upon approval of by the Steering Committee, the City Council of the City of Denison will conduct a Public Hearing and act on the 2018 Action Plan on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber in the City Hall at 500 W. Chestnut Street. The purpose of each Public Hearing is to receive citizen comments on the 2018 Action plan.

The Parks and Recreation Department will accept written input on the Action Plan until 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Please submit written comments to Bill Medina, Management Assistant of Parks and Recreation, 531 W. Chestnut Street, Denison, TX 75020. If there are any questions or the need for additional information, please call 903-465-2720 ext. 2031.

Emergency Repair Program:

The City of Denison CDBG Emergency Home Repair Program exists to assist low- and moderate-income homeowners with emergency home repairs for items that pose an imminent threat. To qualify, applicants must fall under 80% of the median household income for the area and submit a completed application with supporting documentation. Applicants/households are eligible for one repair per program year. Because this program is intended to assist homeowners, funding will be treated as a forgivable loan for three years. If the home is sold or transfers ownership within those three years, you, the applicant, will be responsible for paying the City of Denison a prorated amount of the original repair work. (For example, if the house is sold two years after a repair through this program, you will be responsible for reimbursing the city for 1/3 of the cost of the repair.)

Residential Renovation Incentive Program

The City also offers incentives for residential renovations. Qualified renovations can receive permit fee waivers, discounted dumpsters, city property tax rebates, and other items. All qualifying remodel permits issued after October 1, 2017 are automatically entered into the program.