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The City of Moorhead is considering an amendment to its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Following a public comment period and subsequent City Council action on July 11, 2016, a recommendation regarding this amendment will be forwarded to HUD for their consideration and approval. All citizens are welcome to submit comments at any time during the public comment period or at the public hearing.

Schedule

Public Comment Period:
June 9, 2016 through July 9, 2016

Public Hearing:
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 5:45 pm
First Floor City Council Chambers
500 Center Ave
Moorhead MN 56560

Final Council Consideration:
Monday, July 11, 2016

Summary of Proposed Amendment

Homebuyer Education – change in program delivery: The purpose of the proposed amendment is to appoint a new subrecipient to Homebuyer Education, an existing activity approved in the 2016 Annual Action Plan. The program instructs consumers on the home purchase process: what they can afford in a home, how to qualify for a mortgage, and how to be a responsible homeowner. The Village Family Service Center is no longer offering homebuyer and tenant education courses due to changes in their staffing levels and areas of focus. It is proposed that this activity be carried out by Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership. They will be using Home Stretch, through the Minnesota Homeownership Center, a Minnesota Housing and HUD approved course.

Financial – A total of $9,600 is proposed to be redirected from The Village Family Service Center to Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership.

Comments


You may also send written comments or phone:
City of Moorhead
Planning and Neighborhood Services
Attn. CD Program Administrator
PO Box 779
Moorhead MN 56561
218.299.5434

Comments and suggestions from the public are encouraged during the public comment period and/or at the public hearing (schedule above). In advance of the public hearing, 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.
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