Community Development

Houses along Salem Crossing

The Community Development Division manages the Community Development Block Grant program, the Home Investment Partnership Program, the Neighborhood Stabilization Programs, the Emergency Solutions Grant program, and the Shelter Plus Care grant.

The Division provides support for short and long term incremental land use decisions that affect Dayton, influencing the physical and built environment by developing, supporting, and managing key housing developments. We strengthen our community development efforts by using and leveraging resources strategically and judiciously. We ensure the success of CitiPlan 20/20 by aligning planning and policy implementation with partner institutions, agencies and organizations that foster community building, vitality and development in the city of Dayton.

For more information, call 937-333-3670.


The City of Dayton is in the process of completing its 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan. This 5-year document guides the priorities and goals for the City’s annual HUD Entitlement allocations. To ensure those who live, work, and play in Dayton have a say in how HUD funding is spent, we ask that you complete this survey. The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete and is anonymous.

2021-2025 Consolidated Plan Survey link

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sarah Geist, Community Development Grant Administrator at

Thank you for your participation!