Would you like to influence how the City of Ashland spends its funds on housing and community development?
The City of Ashland is currently undertaking an update of the five year “strategic plan” for spending Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds. The development of this plan, otherwise known as the Consolidated Plan, takes place every five years to establish the goals and spending priorities based upon the needs of Ashland's low-moderate income residents.
The City of Ashland receives around $175,000 in CDBG funds annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. These funds can be used for a variety of housing and community development projects that benefit low- and moderate-income persons in Ashland. Use of the funds in the past can be found on the story map here.
As part of the CDBG Consolidated Plan update process the city is required to provide beneficiaries the opportunity to provide input on the development of the plan and ultimately the use of these funds. Community members and service providers are invited to assist in prioritizing community needs and directing the use of grant funds. Community members and service providers can provide input on priorities for use of CDBG funding by filling out the questionnaire on Open City Hall. The brief questionnaire can be accessed by selecting the link below.