Small Cities Program Application gets public hearing Feb. 29
The Town of Trumbull will conduct a public hearing on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the Long Hill Room, located at 5866 Main Street, to discuss its 2016 Small Cities Program Application and to solicit citizen input.
Maximum award limits are $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 meet at least one of three national objectives:
- Benefit to low and moderate income persons
- Elimination of slums and blight
- Meeting urgent community development needs
Only one project application may be submitted to DOH.
The town is proposing to submit an application under the public housing modernization category for renovations and improvements at the Stern Village Senior Housing Complex.
The Town of Trumbull anticipates applying for up to the maximum grant amount of $800,000.
The purpose of the public hearing is to obtain citizens’ 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 a part of the town’s application for funding. The hearing will also review and discuss the town’s prior Small Cities projects including any currently open or underway.
The public hearing will give citizens an opportunity to make their comments known on the program and review and discussion of the Program Income Reuse Plan. If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you may direct written comments to the Town of Trumbull, Office of the First Selectman, 5866 Main Street, Trumbull, CT 06611 or you may telephone Robert Librandi, Town of Trumbull Land Use Planner at 203-452-5047.
In addition, information may be obtained at the above address between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays.
The Town of Trumbull promotes fair housing and makes all programs available to low- and moderate-income families, and will not discriminate or permit discrimination against any person or group of persons on the grounds of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, lawful source of income, or gender identity or expression.
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 Mary Ann Meier, ADA Coordinator at 203-452-5040 at least five days prior to the hearing.