Public hearing for Hennepin County CDBG Program

Public hearing for Hennepin County CDBG Program
Posted on 01/16/2020
A public hearing will be held on Feb. 24 to consider allocation of the 2020 Urban Hennepin County Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) funds.

The Federal CDBG Program requires that cities hold a public hearing for consideration of the projected use of funding within the imposed timeframe. Once a public hearing is conducted, the city’s allocation selections are forwarded to Hennepin County for final approval.

All community allocations are based on the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) formula using the community’s share of three factors:

1. Urban county total population.
2. Number of persons with incomes at or below poverty level.
3. Overcrowded housing units.

Poverty data is a double-weighted factor in the formula. All formula figures are determined using 2010 census data.

City staff anticipates that the amount will about $90,000, a small decrease from the previous several years.

The funds distributed to New Hope will be available on July 1, 2020, and the city is able to allocate these funds to programs that meet the requirements set forth by the HUD.

Hennepin County typically establishes a late-February deadline for all cities to declare programming for their respective funds.

New Hope anticipates that the full amount will be used towards the Single-Family Housing Rehabilitation Program.

For additional information about the Urban Hennepin County CDBG Program, go to hennepin.us.