Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program
Section 108 is the loan guarantee provision of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Section 108 provides communities with a source of financing for economic development, housing rehabilitation, public facilities, and physical development projects, including improvements to increase resilience against natural disasters.
This program allows local governments to transform a small portion of their CDBG funds into federally guaranteed loans large enough to pursue physical and economic revitalization projects that can renew entire neighborhoods.
Local governments borrowing funds guaranteed by Section 108 must pledge their current and future CDBG allocations to cover the loan amount as security for the loan.
Eligible applicants include the following public
- Metropolitan cities and urban counties (CDBG entitlement recipients)
- Non-entitlement communities that are assisted in the submission of applications by states that administer the CDBG program
- Non-entitlement communities eligible to receive CDBG funds under the HUD-Administered Small Cities CDBG program. The public entity may be the borrower or it may designate a public agency as the borrower.
Loans typically range from $500,000 to $140,000,000 depending on the scale of the project or program. Under Section 108, project costs can be spread over time with flexible repayment terms, and borrowers can take advantage of lower interest rates than could be obtained from private financing sources.
Interested applicants should contact the local HUD office to begin the application process.
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