Community Development Block Grant Public Hearing – June 6

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – FY 2018 Annual Action Plan

The City of Bowling Green will hold a public hearing on June 6, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in the City Council Chamber, 304 North Church St., Bowling Green, Ohio. The purpose of the hearing is to announce proposed activities and to receive citizen input regarding the FY 2018 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant program. The City of Bowling Green, an entitlement community, will receive an estimated $288,575 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in FY 2018 for housing and non-housing community development activities.

Citizen participation is essential to the City’s involvement in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) CDBG Program. The 5-Year Plan and the Annual Action Plans serve as the planning documents for addressing overall community development and housing needs that will utilize the annual entitlements of CDBG funding available to the City. All Community Development Block Grant activities address the housing, economic and non-housing community development needs of low-income citizens. Housing needs include direct homeownership assistance, housing repair, elderly housing repair, mobile home repair and rental housing rehabilitation. Non-housing community development needs include transitional housing for the homeless, public transportation support and economic development loans from the City’s Business Revolving Loan Fund.

The FY 2018 Annual Action Plan is available at the Grants Administration Office, 304 N. Church St., Bowling Green between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, for a 30-day public comment and review period, which begins June 7, 2018. Written comments may be mailed or hand delivered to Tina Bradley, Grants Administrator, City of Bowling Green, 304 N. Church St., Bowling Green, OH 43402. Comments may also be submitted by e-mailing BGGrants@bgohio.org. Comments are welcomed prior to the start of the review period, but all comments should be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on July 6, 2018 to be considered.

Those individuals who require special accommodations or are non-English speaking and need an interpreter should contact the City of Bowling Green Grants office at 419-354-6203 at least 48 hours prior to the public hearing. Hearing impaired individuals needing special assistance may call The Ohio Relay Network at: 1-800-750-0750 at least 48 hours in advance of the public hearing. Upon timely request, these services are provided free of charge.

Persons from diverse backgrounds and those at extremely low-, very low- and low-income levels are especially encouraged to attend.