How should the City of Avondale allocate its 2017-2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership (HOME) funds?
The 2017-2018 Annual Action Plan will need to identify how the City will spend this year’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership (HOME) funds. Every dollar spent must further the goals identified in the City’s needs assessment (known as the Consolidated Plan) completed every five years.
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Each year, the City receives about $575K in CDBG funds from the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and $130K in HOME funds through Maricopa County; exact funding levels are expected from HUD in February or March. CDBG funds may be used for grant administration, infrastructure, residential and commercial property improvements, acquisition of property, demolition of unsafe structures, public services (i.e. services for youth, seniors, the homeless, and other vulnerable groups), and a variety of economic development activities. HOME funds may be used in the purchase, demolition, reconstruction and/or new construction of owner-occupied or rental housing only, as well as for grant administration. Both programs require that all those who benefit from the funding qualify as low and moderate income.
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