The Department of Community and Economic Development works under the government of Yakima, Wash. It works to assist start-up businesses, grow local companies and attract new development in the city. The department s services include building codes and neighborhood development. The Department of Community and Economic Development operates an engineering division that provides specifications and details for water, sewer, drainage, roadway and electrical standards. Its planning division provides land use, zoning, subdivision and environmental planning services. The department supports various housing programs that provide down payment assistance, neighborhood clean-up and improvement, single-family rehabilitation and homeownership through new constructions. The Department of Community and Economic Development also has a Yakima Urban Area Regional Planning Commission.