NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Southbury will conduct a public hearing by the Board of Selectmen on Thursday, May 16th, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 501 Main Street South, Southbury, CT 06751 to discuss the Fiscal Year 2015 and 2016 Community Development Block Grant programs and to solicit citizen input.
Maximum award limits: $700,000 for Public Facilities; $700,000 for Public Housing Modernization of 25 units or less, or $800,000 for 26 units and over; $500,000 for Infrastructure; $400,000 for Housing Rehabilitation Program for single towns, $500,000 for two-town consortium, and $600,000 for three or more Towns; $25,000 for Planning Only Grants; $500,000 for Economic Development Activities, and $500,000 for Urgent Need.
Major activity categories are: Acquisition, Housing Rehabilitation, Public Housing Modernization, Community Facilities, Public Services, and Economic Development. Projects funded with CDBG allocations must carry out at least one of three National Objectives: benefit to low-and moderate-income persons, elimination of slums and blight, or meeting urgent community development needs.
The purpose of the public hearing is to obtain citizen’s views on the Town’s community development and housing needs and review and discuss specific project activities in the areas of housing, economic development or community facilities which could be part of the Town’s future Applications. In addition, the Town’s current 2015 and 2016 Small Cities grants under the Housing Rehabilitation category will be discussed to obtain citizen input on it.
Also, the public hearing will be to give citizens an opportunity to make their comments known on the program and for approval of the Program Income Reuse Plan. If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you may direct written comments to the Town of Southbury, First Selectman's Office, 501 Main Street South, Southbury, CT 06488 or you may telephone (203) 262-0647. In addition, information may be obtained at the above address between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday-Thursday and 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Friday.
The Community Development/Housing Department on behalf of the Town of Southbury applied for and was awarded the maximum grant amount of $400,000 in 2015 and 2016 under the Housing Rehabilitation category. In addition, the Town will create a revolving loan fund with program income (principal and interest) generated from the grant, if any, for further housing rehabilitation activities.
The Town of Southbury promotes fair housing and makes all programs available to low - and moderate-income families regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, lawful source of income, familial status, learning disability or physical/mental disability, or sexual orientation.
If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you may direct written comments to Town of Southbury, 501 Main Street South, Southbury, CT 06488 or you may telephone First Selectman Jeffrey Manville at (203) 262-0647.. In addition, information may be obtained at the above address between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday-Thursday and 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Friday. The hearing will also review and discuss the Town’s prior Small Cities projects including any currently open or underway.
“All are encouraged to attend. The hearing is accessible to the handicapped. Any disabled persons requiring special assistance or non-English speaking persons should contact Noreen Thompson, ADA Coordinator at (203) 262-0647 at least five days prior to the hearing”
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action.