All programs and services funded through the Economic and Community Development Department benefit households that are at or below 80% of Median Family Income (MFI) on some level. Often households directly benefit through rehabilitation of housing or social services; however, the whole community benefits by receiving funding that is not otherwise available.
The City of Lewiston's housing programs are supported in part by grants funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Currently, the City receives funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME). These programs are used for homebuyer assistance and homeowner repair (City-wide) and rehabilitation of small rental properties in the target area.