The attached report, Percent of Low and Moderate Income Persons by 2010 Census Tract, 2006-2010 American Community Survey (ACS) Low and Moderate Income Summary Data, will be used to determine Census Tract Eligibility for New York City’s Community Development Block Grant-funded programs. The report lists by borough, the 2010 census tract number, number of potentially low-/moderate-income persons, total number of low-/moderate-income persons, and percent of low-/moderate-income persons for the respective census tracts.
The data supersedes the CD Eligible 2000 Census Tract data released in June 2007. Census Tract Eligibility refers to 2010 census tracts in which Community Development (CD) funds may be used for an activity, the benefits of which are available to all the residents in a particular area, where at least 51.00% of the residents are low- and moderate-income persons ("CD area benefit" or "CD eligible area") according to 2006-2010 American Community Survey (ACS) Low and Moderate Income Summary Data (LMISD). Low- and moderate-income persons are defined as persons living in households with incomes below 80 percent of the area median household income ($63,350 for a 4-person family in 2010 within the New York Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (PMSA)). The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released New York City CD Eligible Census Tracts data based on the 2006-2010 ACS in June 2014.
HUD requires local municipalities which receive Community Development Block Grant funds to begin using the new data to determine area eligibility effective July 1, 2014. The City of New York’s Community Development Program Year began January 1, 2014. New York City began to use the revised 2006-2010 ACS data to determine 2010 CD area eligibility commencing with City Fiscal Year 2015 (CFY15) CD-funded activities, which began July 1, 2014. Programs supported by CD funds determined by the 2000 data remained eligible based on satisfying four (4) criteria: the obligation of funds before the July 1, 2014 effective date; a specified amount; the articulation of the specific activity; and, a clearly defined service area. (For more information regarding the use of prior CD area eligibility, please see HUD Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) Notice CPD-14-11: Transition Policy for Low/Moderate Income Summary Data Updates during Fiscal Year 2014 for the Entitlement Grantees and Non-entitlement Hawaiian County Grantees of the Community Development Block Grant Program.
City Agencies and not-for-profit organizations who intend to request CD monies to fund area wide activities which will be undertaken in the current and future City Fiscal Years should use the updated 2010 Census Tract Eligibility data to determine their respective program’s area eligibility.
Any questions regarding Community Development area
eligibility should be directed to:
New York City Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
75 Park Place, 8th Floor
New York, New York 10007