Seeking Community Input

November 7, 2012 • 357 views

 

San Gabriel, Ca

 

-San Gabriel Wants Community Input for Grant Funding The County’s Community Development Commission is developing a five-year plan for housing and community development for urban Los Angeles County for fiscal years 2013-14 through 2017-18.  Known as the Consolidated Plan, it will guide policy decisions on spending priorities for the federal Community Development Block Grant

(CDBG) Program which supports housing, economic development, infrastructure, community facilities, and public services.

San Gabriel is one of 37 cities participating in the Consolidated Plan process.  This Plan is required by the U.S.

Department of Housing and Urban Development and seeks input from residents on community needs.  The allocation to San Gabriel is based on a federal formula and the current year amount was $342,724.  The amount has been decreasing steadily over the last five years.  Currently, the City allocates its CDBG funds for residential code enforcement, graffiti removal, afterschool programs, and streetscape improvements for San Gabriel Boulevard.  In previous years, we used CDBG funds to provide free handyworker services to low-income residents who were 62+ or disabled people of all ages.

The survey is available in English, Chinese, and Spanish.  Visit the link on the City’s website to submit your confidential survey responses through Tuesday, November 14.  Please take a few minutes to share your opinions.  The County will collate the data and send the summary of survey results back to the City.  The City will consider this information in developing our CDBG Program goals and accomplishments.  For more information, contact Robin Scherr, Economic Development Manager, at rscherr@sgch.org.

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