Community Development Block Grant Program

 

2017-2021 Five-year Consolidated Plan and 2017 Action Plan

CITY OF MERIDIAN NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

Regarding Meridian’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

The City of Meridian has been designated an Entitlement Community by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This designation allows the City to receive funds annually from HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The City anticipates that it will receive an allocation of $349,076 on October 1, 2017.

In order to receive these funds, the City must submit to HUD an Annual Action Plan identifying the projects and goals the City will undertake to create new jobs, increase affordable and accessible housing and revitalize Meridian neighborhoods during the next Program Year. In addition, HUD requires the City to create and submit a Five-Year Consolidated Plan outlining the Meridian’s strategic goals regarding its residents with low-to-moderate income, affordable and other housing opportunities in the City, homelessness prevention/mitigation, public and social services, and other community development areas.

ALL CITIZENS ARE INVITED to attend a presentation of the 2017 Annual Action Plan and the 2017-2021 Five-Year Consolidated Plan to the Meridian City Council on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 6:00 P.M., in the Meridian City Council Chambers, Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Broadway Avenue, Meridian, Idaho. This meeting will provide the City Council and the public with the details, processes, and goals outlined in the two plans, but this meeting will NOT allow for any open public comment. However, ALL CITIZENS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A PUBLIC HEARING ON TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017 AT 6:00P.M. in the Meridian City Council Chambers, Meridian City Hall, 33 E. Broadway Avenue, Meridian, Idaho, regarding the 2017 Annual Action Plan and the 2017-2021 Five-Year Consolidated Plan. At this meeting, open oral and written public comments on the two plans will be accepted. Special invitation is extended to persons with disabilities, residents of assisted housing, and Meridian business and property owners. Meridian City Hall is a handicapped accessible facility. Individuals requiring accommodation of physical, sight, or hearing impairments or language interpretation please contact the City Clerk at (208) 888-4433. All citizens may review the draft plan and provide testimony. Copies of the draft plan are available beginning June 23, 2017 at the Meridian City Hall in the Community Development Department, and on the City’s CDBG website, http://www.meridiancity.org/cdbg.  

A PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD WILL BE OPEN FROM JUNE 23, 2017 THROUGH JULY 25, 2017. During this period, oral and written comments about the 2017 Annual Action Plan and 2017-2021 Consolidated Plan will be accepted. All comments should be addressed to Christopher Pope in the City Community Development Department, who may be contacted by mail: City of Meridian, Community Development Department, 33 E. Broadway Ave., Ste.102, Meridian, ID 83642; by phone: (208) 884-5533; by fax: (208) 888-6854; or by e-mail: mailto:cpope@meridiancity.org.

Community Development Block Grant Application for Grant-Seeking Organizations and Agencies

2017 Community Development Block Grant Program Information Sessions – Presentation Slides

The City of Meridian is a designated entitlement community by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This designation allows the City to receive funds from HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The purpose of the Program is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities, especially for low-and -moderate income individuals and families.

 

What is the long-term plan for using CDBG funds to benefit our community? 

The City of Meridian is currently working to develop the 2017-2021 Consolidated Plan. This plan sets the spending priorities for the City of Meridian's Community Development Block Grant funds for the next five years, and it is based on an analysis of current conditions and input from the citizens of Meridian. These documents can be accessed via the links below after the plan has been presented and approved by the Meridian City Council. If you have any questions about the Community Development Block Grant program, please contact Christopher Pope, the CDBG Administrator at cpope@meridiancity.org

 

What is the City doing this year with the CDBG funds? 

The City of Meridian has adopted the annual Action Plan for the CDBG Program Year 2015 (October 1, 2015-September 30, 2016). The PY2015 Action Plan identifies how the City will utilize its annual entitlement funding for the benefit of the low to moderate income individuals and households within the City. Below is a table outlining the allocation of PY2015 CDBG funds.

 

   PY2015 Table2

What is the city doing next year with CDBG Funds?  

The City of Meridian has drafted the annual Action Plan for the CDBG Program Year 2016 (October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017). Below are the proposed projects and activities for the coming year. The public comment period was open on 5 July, 2016 preceding the city council presentation. On August 9th, 2016 the city held a public hearing to hear testimony from citizens. A draft Executive Summary can be located here, as well as posted below. If you would like the most recent copy of the Action Plan Draft, please email cpope@meridiancity.org.

2016 Execsum Web              

How were CDBG funds expended last year to benefit our community?

The City also produces a Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) at the end of every program year. This year, our public comment period was opened on the 5th of December, 2016, and will culminate at a public hearing at City Council on the 20th of December, 2016. The current PY2015 CAPER  Draft is located here. 

 

CDBG Program Information

Protect Your Family from Lead Based Paint Hazards  

  PY2015 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)  

PY2015 Action Plan   I Substantial Amendment 1 I 2015 Substantial Amendment 2

 PY2014 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)  

PY2014 Action Plan  

PY2013 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)  

PY2013 Action Plan  

PY2012 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)  

PY2012 Action Plan  

2012-2016 Consolidated Plan  

Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Report 2012  

Meridian CDBG Program Documents  

Housing Resources  

Lead Based Paint Information & Resources  

Continuum of Care Community Update