Public Hearing Regarding Use of CDBG Funds

Published by The Bee News

February 14, 2024

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Lake Havasu City has received approximately $810,681.00 in FY2024 federal CDBG funds from the Arizona Department of Housing Regional Account (RA) for the purpose of homeowner-occupied rehabilitation. Lake Havasu City also intends to apply for $500,000 in FY2024 CDBG funds from the State Special Projects (SSP) account.  CDBG funds must be used to benefit low-income persons and areas, alleviate slum and blight or address urgent need.

A public hearing will be held Monday, March 4, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. in the City Council Chambers Room located at 2360 McCulloch Blvd., Lake Havasu City, Arizona, to gather citizen input on the use of the CDBG funds.

Examples of possible uses include the following:

  1. Public infrastructure (e.g., water, wastewater, street improvements);
  2. Community facilities (e.g., parks, health clinics, libraries, senior or youth centers);
  3. Housing (e.g., owner-occupied or multi-family rehab, utility connections on private property, new housing constructed by a non-profit);
  4. Public services (e.g., paying the salary of an additional staff person to expand a Head Start program, purchasing a van to transport persons with disabilities, equipment, and rent to start a new job training program); and
  5. Economic development (e.g., a loan to a business for job creation, micro-enterprise development, acquisition of land for an existing business expansion).

For more information about the hearing, grievances, or the CDBG program, or to receive assistance in formulating prospective project ideas for presentation at the hearing, contact the following:

Name, Title: Vijette Saari, Grants Manager

Organization: Lake Havasu City
Address: 2320 McCulloch Blvd.
City, State, Zip: Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Telephone: 928-854-0817
Fax: 928-855-0551
TTY: saariv@lhcaz.gov

Persons with disabilities who require special accommodation may contact Vijette Saari at the above location at least 48 hours before the hearing.

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