Glossary of Terms

PA HRAP: PA Housing and Redevelopment Assistance Program

CDBG: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, a federal budget allocation for specific programs approved at the local level, meeting federal criteria and Berk's 2020 Vision Plan.

CFR: CFR refers to the Code of Federal Regulations, the official published account (from the U.S. Government Printing Office or GPO) of US laws created by legislation, also called 'statutes'. Since statutes are often long, they are organized with titles, sections, parts and subparts. They are referred to, or 'cited', using shorthand, as in '24 CFR 570.1'. This is shorthand for Title 24 (Housing and Urban Development) in the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 570.1 (Community Development Block Grants).

BEDI: Economic Development Initiative and the Brownfields Economic Development Initiative (Grants, connected with 108 guaranteed loans to improve security of viability of projects.)

CPD: Community Planning and Development Office of HUD

DCED: PA Department of Community and Economic Development

EDI Economic Development Initiative, a program of HUD's CPD Office

HOME: Home Investment Partnerships, a program of HUD's CPD Office

HUD U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program, or "Section 108": A program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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