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Oct. 22 – Public Input Sought for Apple Valley Grant Fund Distribution

Posted on the 20 September 2013 by Jim Winburn @civicbeebuzz

Apple Valley, CA – If you ever wished you had a say in how local government decides how to distribute grant funds for community needs and services, now is your chance.

The Town of Apple Valley and City of Victorville need community input on how it spends Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds for the 2014/2015 fiscal year.

The CDGB program began in 1974 as a means to provide decent, affordable housing, a suitable living environment, and economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income. The HOME program focuses on providing affordable housing in our community. In 2004, the Town of Apple Valley and City of Victorville formed a consortium to qualify for HOME funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The survey is part of the Consolidated Plan the agencies must submit to continue receiving funds.

Past surveys have been instrumental in allocating funding to support programs such as homeless shelters, domestic violence centers, food distribution programs, down payment assistance, road improvements and much more.

Provide your opinion by participating in the survey available on the Town of Apple Valley website at http://www.applevalley.org. Paper versions may be obtained at Town Hall or the Development Services Building at 14955 Dale Evans Parkway in Apple Valley.

A public hearing will be held at the Apple Valley Council Chambers on Tuesday, October 22 to receive input from residents and interested parties in person. Surveys not taken on line may be delivered or mailed to Town Hall at the address above, emailed to Christopher Moore at [email protected], or brought to the public hearing.

For more information call Christopher Moore at (760) 240-7000 x7921.

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