CDBG Public Hearing and Comment Period for 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan Draft including 2020 Annual Action Plan Draft
Public Hearing to be held on December 2 during City Council Meeting
The draft priorities established within the plans result from a community survey, consultations with area agencies identifying assets and needs, and analysis of Census and other statistical data. Investment priorities established within the proposed plan are affordable rental and owner housing opportunities, home rehabilitation including energy efficiency improvements, transportation opportunities to address homelessness prevention, and opportunities for children and youth. The following is a brief summary of the City’s draft priority statements for the 2020 – 2024 Consolidated Plan:
Affordable housing: Rehabilitate or construct 10 units for rental housing, 35 units for homeownership, and an additional 5 units for homeownership specifically through partnership with Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity or other qualified non-profit. Support local agencies seeking to reduce the housing cost burden of low-income households through certificate and voucher programs.
Homelessness: Support the continuation and expansion of emergency, transitional, and permanent supportive housing available to homeless persons in the community. Support initiatives, provide certificates of consistency for funding applications, data collection efforts, and offer technical support to service providers expanding homeless prevention services and coordinated assessment.
Special needs populations: Support initiatives of service providers to expand services, outreach, and assessment for special needs populations through technical support, certificates of consistency for funding applications, and other means. Rehabilitate 10 affordable homes through the construction of accessibility ramps for households that have a disabled household member. Provide temporary and portable accessibility ramps to 10 households that have a disabled household member.
Non-housing community development needs:
- Partner to provide consumer financial education for 150 first time homebuyers.
- Partner to address the needs of children and youth from low to moderate income households by providing positive recreational and developmental opportunities.
- Partner to provide transportation to homeless and extremely low individuals to access employment and training opportunities.
2020 Action Plan Summary
During the 2020 program year, the City of Moorhead estimates the following resources to be available:
• $239,000 – 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allocation from HUD
• $225,000 – 2020 Program Income (estimated)
• $122,375 – 2020 Unobligated Funds at 2019 Year-End (estimated)
Total = $586,375
Other leverage resources are anticipated during 2020 to address needs identified within the Consolidated Plan from Minnesota Housing Finance Agency, Greater Minnesota Housing Fund, West Central Initiative, United Way, and others.
Comments & Suggestions
The draft plans are available online or by contacting the Administration Department at the address below.
Comments and suggestions from the public are encouraged through a public comment period. Alternative formats of this information or accommodation for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency will be made upon request (10 hours notice is required). To make arrangements for services, call 218-299-5434; for TDD/Relay service dial 711.
Public Comment period: Ends December 7, 2019
Submit comments electronically through our website.
Send written comments or phone:
City of Moorhead Administration
Attn. CD Program Administrator
PO Box 779, Moorhead MN 56561
Public Hearing: Monday, December 2, 2019 - 5:45 p.m.
First Floor City Council Chambers
500 Center Avenue, Moorhead MN 56560
Final Council Consideration: Monday, December 9, 2019