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File #: [19-0938]    Version: 2 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Filed
File created: 7/23/2019 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 11/13/2019 Final action: 11/13/2019
Title: Initial Public Forum: Housing and Community Development Needs Assessment for the Community Development Block Grant Program.
Attachments: 1. Draft Staff Presentation, 2. National Objectives of Community Development Legislation, 3. Staff Presentation


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Initial Public Forum: Housing and Community Development Needs Assessment for the Community Development Block Grant Program.
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Staff:
Department:
Loryn B. Clark, Executive Director
Housing and Community
Sarah Osmer Vi?as, Assistant Director

Nate Broman-Fulks, Affordable Housing Manager

Ren?e Moye, Community Development Program Manager


Overview: The purpose of this item is to open the public forum for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and receive comments from the public to guide the development of strategic goals and funding priorities for the CDBG program plan.


Recommendation(s):
That the Council receive comments on housing and community development needs for the annual and 5-year Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program plans.
Overview of the CDBG Program and Needs Assessment
* The Town of Chapel Hill receives an annual allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address community development and affordable housing needs.
* HUD requires communities that receive federal CDBG funds to hold two public forums during the development of a plan for use of funds. The Council will hold a second public forum in March 2020.
* Staff will use comments received to help develop strategic goals and funding priorities for both the annual and 5-year Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program plans.
* Eligible activities, described in the attached document, must serve households earning less than 80% of the area median income, or $67,850 for a household of four in our area.
* We included notice of tonight's forum in the Herald Sun on October 27, October 30, November 3, and November 6, 2019, in the Town's e-news, and on the Town's webpage.
* The annual Community Development Program Plan, submitted to HUD, will include all comments received in writing and at public forums.
* As in previous years, we recommend that an Application Review Committee...

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