Urban Programs

The Urban Programs is a sub-division of the Community Development Division

The FY20 DRAFT Action Plan is available for a 30-day comment period. The Action Plan describes resources, goals, and activities the City will undertake in FY20 under the CDBG and HOME Programs.

Hard copies are available at Community Development, Nashua City Hall, 229 Main Street, Nashua, NH and the Nashua Public Library, Reference Department, 2 Court Street, Nashua, NH.  Copies are also available via email upon request.

Public comment will be accepted until 4:00 pm April 19, 2019.  All comments must be submitted in writing to: Urban Programs Department
Attn: Carrie Schena
229 Main Street
Nashua, NH 03061
or schenac@nashuanh.gov

A Public Hearing will also be conducted by the Aldermanic Human Affairs Committee on April 8, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Aldermanic Chambers, Nashua City Hall related to the Action Plan.

The overall Action Plan development schedule is available here.


Our mission is to:
  • Help identify community needs to improve the quality of life for lower-income families and individuals
  • Collaborate with community groups, faith-based organizations, developers and investors
  • Obtain and administer federal, state, local and private resources to address community needs
  • Evaluate program outcomes, impact to the community and effectiveness of the grants
  • Promote Fair and Equal Housing
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Matters Overseen by Nashua’s Urban Programs Department

The City of Nashua is an entitlement community. Meaning we receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) each year. These funds are based on a formula and announced each year by HUD. In order to receive these funds, the City of Nashua must prepare a "Consolidated Plan" for approval by HUD at least every five years and an Annual Action Plan for each of those five years.

Consolidated Plan

The Consolidated Plan is a five-year strategic plan that provides a course of action for building livable communities throughout the City. The Plan describes the City’s goals and objectives to address priority needs related to affordable housing, homelessness, non-homeless special needs populations and community development, which includes economic development, revitalization, community infrastructure, and public services.

Click here for a PDF copy of the City's current Consolidated Plan (Including the FY17 Action Plan