Auburn, Ala. - The City of Auburn invites your input concerning the allocation of funds to be awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing (CDBG) and Urban Development (HUD) beginning June 1, 2013. The CDBG program funds projects and programs that preserve and develop the Auburn community. The City has used CDBG funds to construct affordable housing units, provide utility, rental, and mortgage assistance, housing rehabilitation, fund non-profit agencies that provide services to low-income citizens, and improve public facilities in neighborhoods. The program’s primary beneficiaries are low to moderate-income (LMI) households. The goals of the program are to: 1) provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing, 2) provide a suitable living environment, and 3) expand economic opportunities.
2013 Action Plan
The City is developing its 2013 CDBG Action Plan to determine how funds will be allocated. A public hearing will be held on January 14, 2013 at 10:00 am at the Boykin Community Center (Meeting Room C) located at 400 Boykin Street, Auburn, AL. The public hearing will focus on gathering input about housing and community development needs that will benefit low and moderate-income citizens of Auburn. Input from public service providers and residents are an essential part of the City’s ongoing effort to involve the community in long-range planning and investment decisions related to the CDBG program. For more information about the hearing, please contact the Community Development Division at (334) 501-7280.
2012 Action Plan Amendment
The City of Auburn proposes to amend its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 2011 and 2012 Action Plans. An amendment to the 2011 Action Plan is recommended to eliminate the Boykin Drainage Improvement Project as an eligible CDBG activity. CDBG funds will not be required to remedy the drainage issues on Boykin Street. The funds ($20,500) allocated for the project are recommended to be used for the Housing Rehabilitation activity.
An amendment to the CDBG 2012 Action Plan is recommended to eliminate funds for the Hot Meals Delivery Program. The recommendation is being made because an agency has not requested funds to administer the program. The funds ($5,000) allocated for the program are recommended to be used for the Utility and Rental Assistance programs.
A public hearing will be held to receive citizen input regarding the proposed 2012 Action Plan amendments. The public hearing will be on January 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Boykin Community Center (Meeting Room C) located at 400 Boykin Street, Auburn, AL. For more information about the hearing, please contact the Community Development Division at (334) 501-7280.