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                                                                NOTICE 
                                  PUBLIC HEARING and COMMENT PERIOD
                                                                  For the 

2016 Annual Action Plan
 And
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice 

The City of Edmond, Oklahoma is holding two Public Hearings concerning the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), 2016 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN and the ANALYSIS OF IMPEDIMENTS TO FAIR HOUSING CHOICE. The 1st meeting will be on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 4:30 PM at the Planning and Public Works Building, 10 S. Little Ave., in Rm 104.  The 2nd and final Public Hearing will be held Monday, August 8th, 2016 at 5:30 PM in the City Council Chambers at 20 S. Littler. The FFY 2016 CDBG Action Plan includes programs descriptions and budget for the contract period. The Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice is required every 5 years for Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The City of Edmond has been awarded $367,744 in CDBG Entitlement funds, for the second year of the 5-Year Consolidated Plan. The CDBG 2016 Annual Action Plan describes how these funds will be spent from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017.
Community development programs recommended for funding in the 2016 CDBG Action Plan include: Owner-occupied housing rehabilitation, homebuyer assistance, hazardous tree removal, code compliance assistance and public service programs administered by Edmond Mobile Meals, Hope Center of Edmond, Metro Fair Housing Council of Greater OKC, Project 66 Food Pantry and UR Special Ministries. Administration is also included in the budget. 

The items in the Plan are derived from citizen input and documented needs. The Public Comment Period will began on July 15, 2016 and will end on August 15, 2016.  Those persons who wish to inspect the plans should call the City of Edmond CDBG Department at (405) 359-4694 or go to the CDBG Office at 10 S. Littler. Citizen comments in writing or in person are encouraged and should be submitted to the City of Edmond Community Development Department by August 14, 2016. 

  
About Community Development
What is the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)?

The City of Edmond is proudly committed to ensuring a high quality of life for all its residents. This commitment goes beyond public utilities and public safety; it includes studying and addressing the day-to-day needs of residents and neighborhoods.

The City of Edmond is one step closer to addressing these needs thanks to citizen participation and the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The CDBG program was authorized by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. Each year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides eligible metropolitan cities with CDBG funds to revitalize neighborhoods, develop affordable housing, expand economic opportunities, and provide public services principally to benefit low and moderate-income persons or households.

All projects and programs must meet ONE of three national objectives:

  • A benefit to low and moderate-income persons or households
  • Aiding in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight
  • Urgent need (meeting other community development needs having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or welfare of the community, such as natural disasters)

Developing the 5 Year Consolidated Plan and the 2015Annual Plan
The City of Edmond CDBG Department uses demographic, infrastructure, economic, social, and housing data to aid in developing the 5 Year Consolidated Plan and the 2015 annual CDBG Action Plan. The most important part of this data collection is citizen participation. The CDBG Citizen Participation Committee hosts quarterly meetings on the third Thursday of that month to discuss CDBG programming, expenditures, community needs, and anything else CDBG related. Everyone is encouraged to attend. For meeting times and an agenda, call (405) 359-4694.  
                     
  • 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan
  • 2015 Public Hearings
  • 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan with 2015 Action Plan

  • Each year, Edmond’s CDBG program assists more than 2,500 low and moderate-income individuals and families. In addition to our current CDBG programs, past construction projects include the Hope Center, Penick Park, numerous waterlines, sewer lines, and storm sewers.

    In order to qualify, the applicants must reside in Edmond and the personal or household income for applicants must be less than the following HUD Income Guidelines (effective June 2015):

    Number in Household
    Income
    1 person household $36,050
    2 person household $41,200
    3 person household $46,350
    4 person household $51,500
    5 person household $55,650
    6 person household $59,750
    7 person household $63,900



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