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Mayor announces proposals for $2.2 million in HUD funding
March 09, 2012
TROY, N.Y. – Mayor Lou Rosamilia today announced the details of his proposal to distribute nearly $2.2 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the administration and implementation of community improvement projects throughout the City of Troy.
The Mayor’s proposed 2012-2013 One-Year Action Plan (OYAP) dedicates funding from Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solution Grant (ESG), and HOME Investment Partnerships programs.
“The HUD funding enables us to direct much-needed resources into projects and programs that directly benefit individuals and communities across the City,” Mayor Rosamilia said. “Through these federal funding sources we are able to deliver important initiatives to our neighborhoods, such as infrastructure upgrades, professional job-training programs, housing rehabilitation and many other efforts that enhance the quality of life for residents.
The City of Troy will receive $1,596,533 in CDBG funds, $161,851 in ESG funds, and $429,966 in HOME funding, for a total of $2,188,350. The 2012-2013 funding reflects a 17 percent decrease from prior year funding.
The 30-day public comment period will begin on Monday, March 12 and end on Tuesday, April 10. All city residents, property owners, and other stakeholders are encouraged to submit written comments or questions regarding the draft OYAP to the Department of Housing & Community Development, located at City Hall, 1776 Sixth Avenue, Troy, N.Y. 12180, or email to email@example.com.
The Mayor’s proposal is subject to City Council approval. The City Council will hold a special public hearing to discuss the draft OYAP on Thursday, April 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Christ Church on 35 State Street in Troy. The City Council’s vote on final approval of the proposed OYAP is scheduled for Thursday, May 3.
“Like several other federally funded programs, available dollars have been cut back significantly from last year – but there are still plenty of good programs and opportunities for us to provide resources,” Mayor Rosamilia said. “This is an open and public initiative, and I encourage residents to share their thoughts on how these funds might best be put to use.”
The 2012-2013 initiatives represent the third year of the City’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan. To be eligible for HUD funding, the City must submit an Annual Action Plan and develop a Five-Year Consolidated Plan outlining the unique characteristics, challenges, and strategic direction for HUD-funded improvements. The City’s Five-Year plan, as well as Mayor Rosamilia’s 2012-2013 Action Plan, are available for public review weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Department of Housing and Community Development in City Hall.
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