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More than $4.8 million awarded to programs to help those in need

Post Date:07/21/2016 8:34 AM
  • Lead Subject to final HUD approval, agencies that help Mesa residents in need will collectively receive more than $4.8 million from federal government grants, along with the City of Mesa and private donations during the 2016/2017 fiscal year.

Subject to final approval from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), agencies that help Mesa residents in need will collectively receive more than $4.8 million from federal government grants, along with the City of Mesa and private donations during the 2016/2017 fiscal year. The funds will be used for a variety of programs that assist the working poor and low income residents, individuals with disabilities, domestic violence victims, youth and the homeless.

More than 25 nonprofit organizations that partner with the City will receive funding from HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs as well as Human Services funding from the City of Mesa and donations made to the ABC: A Better Community Program.

The funding was awarded after public hearings, City Council meetings and a 30-day public comment period earlier this year. HUD awarded funding after the City submitted its Annual Action Plan.

The allocations include:

• More than $400,000 for programs to help victims of domestic violence including children in crisis.

• More than $195,000 for programs to help homeless individuals and families seek housing, employment and other assistance.

• More than $722,000 to help qualifying individuals with home acquisition and assistance, security/utility deposits, housing counseling and home rehabilitations.

• More than $400,000 for transforming neighborhoods including the new Love Your Neighborhood which is dedicated to bringing resources, education and community projects to neighborhoods to help them be clean, safe, diverse and economically vibrant places to live.

• More than $740,000 for Artspace, an affordable live/work facility for artists to be built at 155 S. Hibbert in downtown Mesa as well as improvements to Hibbert Street.

For a complete list of funding awards, visit www.mesaaz.gov/residents/housing-community-development and click on the “FY 2016-2017 Funding Awards” button.

Housing and Community Development
Contact: Kevin Christopher
Tel. 480-644-4699
kevin.christopher@mesaaz.gov

 

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