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City of CDA Wants Public Input on "Funding Priorities"



From City of CDA website:

The City of Coeur d’Alene is seeking community input to help guide the 5-year Consolidated Plan for the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Coeur d’Alene has been receiving CDBG funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) since 2008. CDBG funds can be used to benefit low-to-moderate income residents and neighborhoods in Coeur d’Alene. These funds have been utilized to improve the lives of Coeur d’Alene residents in a variety of ways, including the following: installation of ADA curb cuts, providing emergency minor home repairs, applying ADA accessibility improvements in homes and around town, and granting modest funding allotments to community organizations.

HUD requires the City to submit a 5-year Consolidated Plan to outline various aspects of the program and how funding will be allocated. City residents and organizations serving Coeur d’Alene residents are asked to participate by completing the City of Coeur d’Alene’s 2023-2027 CDBG Consolidated Plan Survey now through March 17th. The survey is available online at https://www.cdaid.org/con-plan-survey and by using the QR code.

The Consolidated Plan evaluates local housing and homelessness, includes strategies, and prioritizes community needs for use of funds. Citizen outreach and participation is critical to ensure community needs are identified and priorities established. The survey includes questions regarding housing affordability as well as The Fair Housing Act, which protects people from discrimination when they are renting or buying a home, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities.

More information about the City’s CDBG program is available on the City’s website at https://www.cdaid.org/cdbg. Information on the Fair Housing Act can be found at https://www.cdaid.org/fair-housing-resources

Please direct any questions or comments to CDBG Specialist Chelsea Nesbit at cnesbit@cdaid.org.


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