The objective of the Citizen Participation Plan is to provide Puerto Rico residents with the opportunity to provide feedback and participate in the planning and evaluation of the CDBG-DR and CDBG-MIT recovery programs.

To facilitate citizen participation, PRDOH has worked towards providing equal access to information. The outreach efforts have been focused on low- and moderate-income citizens, the ones who lived in marginalized barrios, deteriorated areas, and areas that have been identified to receive CDBG-DR assistance, among other unfavored populations. Aside from citizen participation, PRDOH encourages the participation of regional institutions throughout the Island, such as nonprofit organizations, civic groups, the academic community, and professional associations.

PRDOH took the comments submitted in writing, via email, or in public hearings, into account. In addition, to allow oversight and public responsibility, PRDOH has focused on making the information available to citizens, public agencies, and other stakeholders.

Some of the most important elements of the Citizen Participation Plan are:

Comments on the Citizen Participation Plan

Citizens comments are welcome on this Plan for the entire duration of this grant. You may contact the Puerto Rico Department of Housing using the following methods:

By phone:

1-833-234-CDBG or 1-833-234-2324
(TTY: 787-522-5950)
Monday to Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm

By email to: – for all CDBG-DR Inquiries – for all CDBG-MIT inquiries

Online at:

In writing at:
Puerto Rico CDBG-DR Program/CDBG-MIT Program
P.O. Box 21365 San Juan, PR 00928-1365



The Citizen Advisory Committee is a space of participation that the Department of Housing has made feasible for all those stakeholders, community leaders, community organizations, academic institutions, c and others, so that they can contribute to the development of programs under CDBG-MIT.



The Puerto Rico Department of Housing (PRDOH) integrates citizens’ complaints on any issue related to the overall administration of CDBG-DR/MIT funds, in efforts to meet Puerto Rico’s long-term recovery needs for the duration of the grant. PRDOH is committed to providing an opportunity to address all complaints received and maintaining open communication regarding citizens’ concerns is a priority.



Puerto Rico Department of Housing, as a CDBG-DR/MIT Program grantee, is committed to ensuring that its programs affirmatively further access to fair housing and that its policies and procedures do not discriminate against individuals based on any protected class which would deny the opportunity to participate in, access, or benefit from the programs and activities carried out as part of the CDBG-DR/MIT Program.

Assignments and Programs



Supports disaster recovery activities in the response to Hurricanes Irma and María, including housing reconstruction and development, providing services and assistance to the most vulnerable in our communities.​

Electrical System

Special allocation under CDBG-DR that provides a unique and significant opportunity for strategic, high-impact activities to address necessary expenses and mitigate disaster risks in the Island’s electric power system. ​



A diverse group of programs that addressed the issue of mitigation on the island, in order to implement high-impact strategic activities to mitigate the risks of disasters and reduce future losses. ​


Earthquakes and
Storm Isaías

Special allocation under CDBG-DR that assists in long-term disaster recovery from the 2019-2020 earthquakes and storm Isaías in several municipalities in the southwestern part of the island.​

Fiona Hurricane and
2022 Floods

Special allocation under CDBG-DR/MIT to assist in long-term disaster recovery from the february 2022 Floods and Hurricane Fiona. The heavy rains and hurricane caused severe flooding and landslides, highlighting the importance of investing in resilient infrastructure and strategic risk management.