Citizen participation needed

Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation, along with many community development corporations across the city, are funded with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.  We invite you to participate in one of the meetings announced below.


From an announcement from the City of Cleveland:

The Department of Community Development will hold two Citizen Participation meetings this month to explain how it will spend approximately $25,747,000 in federal funds for the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG) and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program (HOPWA).
SUMMARY OF PROPOSED USE OF FUNDS

CDBG Program                                                                                                                AMOUNT
Homeowners Rehabilitation Assistance (includes an estimated $500,000 in program income) $   1,726,566
Housing Trust Fund (includes an estimated $800,000 in program income) $      800,000
Code Enforcement $      419,000
Anti Predatory Lending $        97,416
Demolition/Board Up (includes an estimated  $500,000 in program income) $   1,500,000
Public Services: AIDS Prevention $      309,393
Public Services: Third Party Not for Profit Organizations $   1,260,128
Public Services: Homeless Assistance $      623,454
Land Reutilization Activities $   1,536,908
Community Gardening $      126,057
Commercial Development: Storefront Renovation $      452,241
CDC Operating Support Grants (administrative support) $   1,135,739
Citywide Development Assistance Grants (administrative support) $      246,221
Neighborhood Development Activities $   7,600,000
Fair Housing $        85,950
Administration (Direct and Indirect) $   3,445,764
TOTAL CDBG  (Includes $1,800,000 estimated program income) $ 21,364,837
HOME Program
Homeowners Rehabilitation Assistance (includes an estimated $400,000 in program income) $   700,900
Housing Trust Fund $   2,165,852
CHDO Affordable Housing $      612,000
HOME Program Administration $343,427
TOTAL HOME (includes an estimated $400,000 in program income) $   3,822,179
ESG Program
TOTAL ESG $   1,808,259
HOPWA Program
TOTAL HOPWA $      952,331
TOTAL, Estimated HUD FUNDING (2016-2017) $ 27,947,606

The Citizen Participation meetings will give residents an opportunity to ask questions and provide comments on the Department’s plans and funding priorities.

Meeting Dates and Locations
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Trinity Commons
Meeting Room A-B
2230 Euclid Avenue
(use Prospect Avenue Entrance and Parking Lot)
10:00 am to Noon

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Lutheran Hospital
Castele Learning Center
1730 West 25th Street
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Joy Anderson
Acting Commissioner, Division of Administrative Services
City of Cleveland
Department of Community Development
601 Lakeside Avenue, Room 320
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
216/664-2055
216/664-4006 FAX

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