Community Development Block Grants
Maintaining our neighborhoods and helping our residents are top priorities for the City of Wentzville. Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) are instrumental in helping us achieve these goals. CDBG funding comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, through St. Charles Urban County, for the purpose of helping low- and moderate-income households. CDBG funding covers several programs, from helping to maintain a home, to receiving transportation. Below are two examples of the programs available.
• Home Improvement Loan Program
Five-year, forgivable, no-interest loan to eligible residents to make repairs and improvements to their owner-occupied property. This program includes adding handicapped accessibility and can also help residents pay for corrections to their property, which have been cited violations by a Wentzville inspector if qualified.
• First-Time Homebuyer Program
This program works with participants to gain firsthand knowledge about the essentials of getting mortgage-ready to buy your own home and how you may qualify for financial assistance of up to $10,000 that can be used toward a down payment and closing costs. Income eligibility applies. Various restrictions apply for each of these programs, including income verification. Please visit the City's website at www.wentzvillemo.gov/cdbg to access an application, or complete the application online by visiting the St. Charles City portal at www.wentzvillemo.gov/sccportal; deadlines may apply. Questions regarding any of these programs can be directed to Wentzville's Building Official at Jessica Isaak. Please send an email to Jessica.Isaak@wentzvillemo.gov or call (636) 639-2046.
Protecting Your Packages from Porch Pirates
Keep your packages safe from "porch pirates" this holiday season (and year-round) with these tips from the Wentzville Police Department.
• Schedule deliveries when you will be home, or have packages delivered to a trusted friend, family member or a commercial locker.
• Request a signature to receive your package.
• Increase your home security with surveillance cameras.
• Report any suspicious activity to WPD by calling (636) 327-5105.
If you have a surveillance system, WPD would love to partner with you! WPD's "Video Surveillance Camera Registration Program" is a voluntary program that allows you to partner with WPD to assist during investigations. If you register your surveillance system and a crime occurs, WPD can quickly identify anyone that has cameras nearby. This helps WPD to collect video evidence and follow up on leads to solve the crime. WPD is NOT asking for access to your system. This voluntary program simply provides a way to know where video surveillance systems are located throughout the community. To register your surveillance system, please visit www.wentzvillemo.gov/wpdvideoregistration. If you have any questions, please contact Detective Sergeant Maddolin at (636) 639-2105.