City Seeks Input on Community Development Block Grant Programs, Annual Report
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The Albany City Council will hold a public hearing regarding the 2016 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) and other community development needs at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2017, in the Council Chambers at Albany City Hall. The City welcomes public comment on community needs that could be addressed with federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs and the City’s performance on these programs.
The City receives annual funding through the CDBG program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The purpose of the program is to create viable urban communities through decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities. Activities must principally benefit low- and moderate-income residents. The City of Albany’s specific goals and objectives under the CDBG program are provided in the 2016-2017 Action Plan and the five-year 2013-2017 Consolidated Plan. Details of the City’s progress toward meeting these goals and objectives are provided in the CAPER. In the fiscal year 2016, CDBG funds served more than 150 low-income Albany residents with public services, shelter and case management, housing rehabilitation, and small business development. Sidewalks were installed on 19th Avenue between Main and Hill streets, and environmental approvals were received for remodeling Sunrise Park.
The Albany Community Development Commission (CDC) also welcomes input on community needs and performance. The CDC meets at noon on the third Monday of most months; the next meeting is September 18, 2017. Meetings are open to the public.