LEGAL NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE

2015

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK

GRANT (CDBG) and HOME PROGRAMS

SCHEDULE OF NEIGHBORHOOD MEETINGS

5 Year Consolidated Plan

2015 Annual Action Plan

CITY OF GRAND PRAIRIE

TO ALL INTERESTED CITIZENS,

INDIVIDUALS, AGENCIES AND GROUPS:

Notice is hereby given that citizen input meetings will be held to solicit input and comments for the 5 Year Consolidated Plan as well as Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME activities and PY2015 Action Plan on the following dates:

***Neighborhood Meetings***

Monday, February 16, 2015 – 6:30 P.M.

Tony Shotwell Center

2750 Graham Street, Grand Prairie 75050

Thursday, February 19, 2015 – 6:30 P.M.

Dalworth Recreation Center

2012 Spikes Street, Grand Prairie 75051

The main goal of these programs is to develop urban communities which are free of slums, deterioration, and conditions which are detrimental to the health, safety, and public welfare. Federal money is available to help maintain housing, provide more economic opportunities for low and moderate income households, improve community services, and provide for a greater diversity and vitality of neighborhoods. Other important uses of these funds are for the more rational utilization of land and natural resources, and the preservation of areas with historical significance.

Eligible activities for CDBG funding include:

  1. Purchase and/or sale of land and buildings which:
    1. Are blighted, undeveloped or inappropriately developed
    2. Can be brought to standard condition
    3. Are needed for public works projects
    4. Are needed for other public purposes
  2. Construction or installation of public works facilities
  3. Code enforcement in deteriorating areas.
  4. Clearance, demolition, and rehabilitation of buildings, and payments for temporary housing of persons displaced by community development activities.
  5. Special projects to assist the mobility of the elderly and handicapped
  6. The provision of public services not otherwise available if:
    1. They support other approved activities
    2. Aid to provide such services has been denied under other federal programs
  7. Payment of local share for federal grants
  8. Activities necessary to develop a comprehensive plan and for community development and housing activities
  9. Payment of reasonable administrative costs related to community development activities

Eligible activities for the HOME programs include Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO’s), occupied and rental housing rehabilitation, housing reconstruction, tenant based assistance, and home ownership projects.

Activities of general governmental support, such as construction of city halls, libraries, or schools are not allowed.

Request for Proposals (RFP) forms will be available February 28, 2015 at the following location Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. RFP’s are due on or before March 31, 2015 by 5:00 P.M. and can be returned to the following address.

City of Grand Prairie, Texas

Housing and Neighborhood Services Department

Neighborhood Services Division

205 W. Church Street

Grand Prairie, Texas 75050

Further information on the program may be obtained by contacting the Neighborhood Services Division at 972.237.8166.

William A. Hills, Director

Housing and Neighborhood Services

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At GPHNS our mission is to provide community service programs designed to meet the needs of the Grand Prairie community and its citizens for housing, healthy and safe neighborhoods, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, in an efficient, timely, courteous and knowledgeable manner. The city's Housing and Neighborhood Services offers programs designed to assist the low-to-moderate income Grand Prairie residents with safe, affordable housing.

Housing and Neighborhood Services does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, familial status, age, religion or handicap, in compliance with the Fair Housing Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

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