The Goal of Neighborhood Services
The City receives Community Development Block Grant funding from the Department of HUD, and Neighborhood Services ensures the use of funds address priorities in the Consolidated Plan and meet HUD requirements. Neighborhood Services uses CDBG and other resources to administer:
- Housing Rehabilitation Programs
- Neighborhood Leadership Academy
- Proactive Code Enforcement and Rental Inspection Programs in revitalization areas
- Neighborhood Outreach
- Non-profits funding to offer services for LMI people
Para información en Español, marque el (928) 373-5187.
Good Neighbor Next Door Program
The City of Yuma's participation in the Good Neighbor Next Door Program gives law enforcement officers, teachers, firefighters, and EMTs an opportunity to buy homes, in specific areas, at 50% off the list price. The program offers single-family homes located in Revitalization Areas defined by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). To view the map of revitalization areas in Yuma, click here. For a list of available homes, please visit the HUD's Home Store website. The number of properties available is limited and listings change weekly. The number of properties are selected by a contracted brokerage firm are available for purchase through the program for seven days.
In return for the discount in the sales price of the home, the buyer must commit to live in the house for 36 months as a sole residence. HUD requires that GNND homebuyers sign a second mortgage and note for the discount amount. No interest or payments are required on this "silent second" provided the three-year occupancy requirement is fulfilled. In the case the occupancy period is not fulfilled a payback amount is pro-rated for time of occupancy on a monthly basis. If you are considering participation on the program, click here for initial steps and contact information.