In 2021, Hurricane Ida caused property damage and extensive flooding in Philadelphia. To help the City recover, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated Philadelphia over $163 million through the Community Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program. You can read about what the City plans to do with the funding in the CDBG-DR Action Plan. HUD allows CDBG-DR recipients to spend money in four main project areas: Housing Recovery, Planning, Infrastructure, and Economic Revitalization.

The City of Philadelphia is accepting feedback on the proposed CDBG-DR Action Plan. Comments submitted before August 15, 2023 will be included in the Action Plan submitted to HUD. The City will continue to accept and consider comments throughout the lifecycle of the grant. After the Action Plan is approved by HUD, the City will continue to assess additional needs and available resources in collaboration with residents. If necessary, the City can amend the Action Plan and revise recovery programs to better address unmet community needs.

Written Comments

You can email written comments to or mail them to:

  • City of Philadelphia
    Grants Office
    Office of the Director of Finance
    1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Suite 1430
    Philadelphia, PA 19102
    RE: CDBG-DR Hearings

Public Hearings

The City held in-person and virtual meetings.

The in-person CDBG-DR hearing was held on:

  • DATE:  Tuesday, August 8th, 2023
    TIME: 10am-12pm
    LOCATION: 1234 Market St., 17th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Attendees will need to show an ID at the Security Desk when they enter the building.

The virtual CDBG-DR hearing was held on:

  • DATE:  Tuesday, August 8th, 2023
    TIME:  6pm-8pm
    LOGIN: Zoom

Additional Information

The City will review and incorporate all feedback at the end of the comment period and post the final CDBG-DR Action Plan on the City’s website.

To arrange for a hard copy or a translated copy of the proposed CDBG-DR Action Plan, please email

These meetings are accessible to people with disabilities.  A sign language interpreter will be available at the hearings. If you need a different accommodation or language interpretation, please notify us by Friday, August 4th.