Town Council Community Development Block Grant Program Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town Council of the Town of Windsor will conduct a public hearing on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 7:15 p.m. (prevailing time) in the Council Chambers at Windsor Town Hall, 275 Broad Street, Windsor, Connecticut 06095 to discuss its 2017 Small Cities – Community Development Block Grant Program Application and to solicit citizen input.


Maximum award limits: $700,000 for Public Facilities; $700,000 for Public Housing Modernization of 25 units or less, or $800,000 for 26 units and over; $500,000 for Infrastructure; $400,000 for Housing Rehabilitation Program for single towns, $500,000 for two-town consortium, and $600,000 for three or more Towns; $25,000 for Planning Only Grants; $500,000 for Economic Development Activities, and $500,000 for Urgent Need.


Major activity categories are: Acquisition, Housing Rehabilitation, Public Housing Modernization, Community Facilities, Public Services, and Economic Development. Projects funded with CDBG allocations must carry out at least one of three National Objectives: benefit to low-and moderate-income persons, elimination of slums and blight, or meeting urgent community development needs. Only one (1) project application may be submitted.


The purpose of the public hearing is to obtain citizen’s views on the Town’s community development and housing needs and review and discuss specific project activities in the areas of housing, economic development or community facilities which could be part of the Town’s Application for funding. The hearing will also review and discuss the Town’s prior Small Cities projects including any currently open or underway.


The public hearing will give citizens an opportunity to make their comments known on the program and review and discussion of the Program Income Reuse Plan. If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you may direct written comments to the Town of Windsor Community Development Office, 275 Broad Street, Windsor, CT 06095 or you may telephone James Hallisey, Community Development Coordinator at 860-285-1985. In addition, information may be obtained at the above address between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.


The Town anticipates applying for the grant amount of up to $400,000 under the Housing Rehabilitation category. In addition, the Town will create a revolving loan fund with program income (principal and interest) generated from the grant for a housing rehabilitation loan program.


The Town promotes fair housing and makes all programs available to low- and moderate-income households regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, lawful source of income, or gender identity or expression.


All are encouraged to attend. The hearing is accessible to the handicapped. Any disabled persons requiring special assistance or non-English speaking persons should contact Amelia Bliss, ADA Coordinator at 860-285-1850 at least five days prior to the hearing.

 

The Town of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer