Community Development

Community Development Administrator
Joe Brehm


The mission of the Community Development Division is to enhance the quality of life for Round Rock neighborhoods and help revitalize commercial corridors.


The Community Development Division consists of a Community Development Administrator, two Neighborhood Services Coordinators and a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Coordinator.  Together this team helps to revitalize neighborhood and commercial areas within the City using Federal grant and City of Round Rock funds.

Who we are:

Commercial Redevelopment

This division is currently in the process of developing a program designed to revitalize older commercial areas within the City as well as to help facilitate vacancy issues for key commercial zones.

Community Development Block Grants

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that is made available to the City of Round Rock annually. These funds are primarily meant to benefit low to moderate income residents.

The City of Round Rock distributes the CDBG funds to nonprofit social service organizations in order to further the program’s goals and provide much needed services to the low income residents of Round Rock.  Currently the following programs are being funded with the CDBG grant:

  • Public Services that provide rent/mortgage, meals to seniors, access to a food pantry, assistance to at-risk youth and abused or neglected children
  • Minor Home Repair that directly benefit homeowners
  • Infrastructure Projects such as park or sidewalk improvements

Neighborhood Services

Since its inception in 2012, Neighborhood Services has developed programs and services for active and engaged neighborhoods to revitalize themselves using community resources. Some of our programs are listed below.  Please visit the Neighborhood Services page for a full listing.

  • The Neighborhood Movie Chest is available to Neighborhoods and HOAs that are organizing a community movie night. The kit allows neighborhoods to create their own event to bring neighbors together.
  • The Tool Lending Center is designed to be deployed for organized projects such as neighborhood cleanups or other beautification projects where volunteers (scouts, church groups, school groups, etc.) are organized and available.  For neighborhood cleanups, tools will be available for residents of that neighborhood to checkout.
  • The Curb Painting Program was initiated to improve safety in Round Rock neighborhoods by making sure that the Fire Department, EMS, and Police can quickly locate homes in an emergency. Neighborhood volunteers can borrow the all-inclusive kit at no cost to begin painting addresses within their neighborhood.
  • Round Rock UniverCity is a 10 week program to educate residents on the operations of the City.  Residents will receive an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look into City operations within each of its departments.

Community Development Division
221 E. Main Street
Round Rock,Texas 78664
Phone: 512-671-2734

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