The City of Ashland anticipates an allocation of $165,550 in Community Development Block Grant funds for Program Year 2015 (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016) by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City Council has identified that a total of $151,718 in grant funds is to be awarded to four projects: $17,432 to St. Vincent de Paul-Home Visitation Program for emergency rental and security deposit assistance, $7,400 to Maslow Project for outreach and case management for homeless youth enrolled in the Ashland School District, $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity Rogue Valley for home repair loans to qualified homeowners, and $76,886 to Ashland Supportive Housing to complete health and safety upgrades to a home for developmentally disabled residents. The balance of the funds ($50,000) is to be placed in reservation for Options of Homeless Residents of Ashland to assist in the acquisition of the building which they currently lease. This document, the CDBG Action Plan for Program Year 2015, describes the project(s) that the City will undertake and the manner in which the project(s) are consistent with the priorities of the Five-Year Consolidated Plan. The plan is available for review by selecting the PDF below. Hard copies are available at the Department of Community Development at 51 Winburn Way.
Public Comment on the 2015 CDBG Action Plan can be submitted any time prior to May 28, 2015 or be presented to the Ashland Housing and Human Services Commission at a public hearing on the draft plan on May 28th at 4:30 P.M. at 51 Winburn Way.