Public Meeting To Discuss Community Block Development Grant Program To Be Held In Cleveland March 11

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
The city of Cleveland will conduct a public meeting on Tuesday, for comments concerning housing and community needs in areas targeted by the Community Block Development Grant program.
The city receives an annual CDBG grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  for improvements in targeted low-to-moderate income neighborhoods. The meeting and comments are part of the development of a 2014-2019 Consolidated Plan And Analysis Of Impediments To Fair Housing Choice to be submitted to HUD.
The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Blythe Family Support Center  at 1075 Blythe Avenue S.E. A Spanish translation service will be available at the meeting.
A questionnaire concerning affordable housing and barriers to affordable housing can be directly accessed on the Internet at Please fill out and submit through March 11.
According to Teresa Torbett, city CDBG grant manager, participants will hear detailed data on housing needs and affordability, including an assessment of what low-to-moderate income households can afford for rent or mortgage payments.
A demographic, economic and housing market analysis of the city's CDBG target areas and census tracts will be presented.
Meeting participants will also hear a housing analysis of housing affordability by income level, with special attention to households experiencing less than 80 percent of the median family income.
Those attending will have an opportunity to take part in a geographic, map-based planning exercise on housing and community development needs within the CDBG target areas. Attendees can discuss issues, concerns and preferred solutions.

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