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.

On July 16, 2018, Denison City Council adopted the 2018 Community Development Block Grant Action Plan. The Action Plan is intended to be a roadmap to provide improved housing and neighborhood infrastructure conditions in low-to-moderate income areas.

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.