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National Community Development Week Celebration Text Size

Event takes place on April 19, 2017 at 8:30 AM until 10:30 AM
City Hall Auditorium

WHERE:  City Hall Auditorium, 536 Dwight Street, Holyoke MA

                   Auditorium is handicapped-accessible.

 

WHO:        Event is free and open to public.  

                   RSVP is required by April 5th to martinsj@holyoke.org or 322-5610

   

Organized by the City of Holyoke Office for Community Development

 

EVENT BACKGROUND:

National Community Development Week will take place the week of April 17-22, 2017. Spearheaded by the National Community Development Association, communities across the country will celebrate the work of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The CDBG program provides grants to over 1,200 State and local governments and funds activities such as housing rehabilitation, business assistance, senior services, and infrastructure – to name a few. These activities are primarily targeted to low-income and moderate-income persons and households. Every $1.00 of CDBG leverages another $3.65 in other funding; bringing additional resources to communities that support jobs, businesses and, most importantly, the people who live in the there. Many communities will also recognize the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program during National Community Development Week. HOME provides grants to over 600 State and local governments to create safe, decent and affordable housing, both rental and homeowner.  The City of Holyoke receives approximately $1,125,000. in CDBG funds and $735,000. in HOME funds annually.

 

CONTACT:  Alicia M. Zoeller, Administrator, Office for Community Development

    413-322-5610   zoellera@holyoke.org


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