The Midland City Council will hold a second public hearing to allow the public to participate in the development of the City's 2014-2015 Community Development Block Grant Program at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 20 in the City Hall Council Chamber (300 N. Loraine).
During the meeting, staff will discuss past usage of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, community development and housing needs, and proposed uses of 2014-2015 CDBG funds. After the meeting, staff will prepare a draft action plan that will be available for a 30-day public review and comment period before its scheduled final approval on July 8.
The 2014-2015 plan will be funded by a grant of $730,276 that the City of Midland expects to receive from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development along with $108,000 in program income and $193,223 funds that will be reprogrammed from prior years. A minimum of 70 percent of CDBG funds must be allocated to projects that benefit low- and moderate-income individuals.
Examples of activities eligible for CDBG funding are: housing rehabilitation, sidewalk and street improvement, park improvements, code enforcement, lot clearance, economic development and public services. A significant portion of funds are expected to be allocated to the selected target area program.
For further information, please call the City’s Community Development Office at 432-685-7408 or 432-685-7472.###
Media Contact: Community Development Manager Sylvester Cantu