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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)3/13/2014
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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

When:Thursday, March 13, 2014


Notice is hereby given of anticipated US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Fiscal Year 2014-2015 allocations for unincorporated Lee County and urban county partners City of Bonita Springs, City of Sanibel, and Town of Fort Myers Beach.

The total allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) has not been released, but is anticipated to be $2,433,479. The total allocation of HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) is anticipated to be $610,423. The total allocation of Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds is anticipated to be $151,318, for a total entitlement of $3,195,220. Program income is anticipated to be $50,000 resulting from these activities.

The Lee County Annual Action Plan for HUD 2014 will be submitted to HUD prior to the deadline in August 2014. More than 95% of funds will be directed to benefit low to moderate income households. Program funds will be utilized for affordable housing projects, including rapid re-housing assistance, rehabilitation, and down payment assistance. Program funds will also be utilized for community development projects, including public facilities improvements, enhanced code enforcement, public services in targeted low income neighborhoods, assistance to small businesses and public facility improvements, public services and operating funds for homeless shelters and agencies providing services to the homeless.

Lee County does not intend to displace any person by implementing these activities. In the unlikely event that activities require displacement of persons, Lee County will adhere to HUD relocation regulations and the approved local relocation/displacement plan.

Lee County, in compliance with HUD regulation and local administrative code, encourages citizens to participate in the development of this plan. Lee County held its first public hearing on November 14, 2013, and will hold it second public hearing on March 13, 2014, at 5:30 PM at the Lee County Department of Human Services, 2440 Thompson Street, Fort Myers, Florida. All comments from citizens will be considered in preparing the final plan and reported in the document.

Persons needing reasonable accommodations, including translation services, should contact Cyndy Cook at 533-7930, by email at cookcl@leegov.com, or in person at the Lee County Department of Human Services, 2440 Thompson Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901, no later than three business days prior to the hearing. All comments will be considered in preparing the plan and reported in the document.

Este aviso público es en referencia a los fondos anuales subsidiados por el Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano. La traducción de este aviso puede ser solicitada llamado al 239-533-7930. (This public notice is regarding annual entitlement funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Translation of the notice may be requested by calling 533-7930).