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Public input sought on Snohomish County affordable housing and community development needs

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Snohomish County will hold two public hearings on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, for all interested persons to provide input on local community needs for affordable housing, public facility, infrastructure, services, and economic development projects to be funded with 2018 federal grant funds as well as to provide input on 2016 grant performance.

From a Snohomish County news release.

Snohomish County announced two public hearings on the planning process for federal affordable housing and community development funds on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

Snohomish County invites all interested persons to provide input on local community needs for affordable housing, public facility, infrastructure, services, and economic development projects to be funded with 2018 federal grant funds as well as to provide input on 2016 grant performance.

Snohomish County, in a consortium with 19 cities and towns within the County, receives approximately $4 million in federal funds each year under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs.

The grant funds help support local affordable housing, public facility, infrastructure, service, and economic development projects that benefit low-to-moderate income persons and neighborhoods in Snohomish County.

The use of these grant funds is guided by a five-year 2015-2019 plan, which establishes goals based on community needs.

Each year, Snohomish County, as lead agency of the consortium, is required to develop an Annual Action Plan for use of these funds. The 2018 Annual Action Plan will cover the period between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019.

Two hearings will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, to provide information to and to receive input from interested parties.

The first hearing will be held at 3:00 pm and the second will be held at 6:00 pm. Both hearings will be in Public Meeting Room 2 of the Robert J. Drewel Building, 3000 Rockefeller Avenue in Everett.

Snohomish County will also accept written comments. Comments can be sent to Debra May at debra.may@snoco.org or Snohomish County Human Services Department – OHCD, 3000 Rockefeller Ave M/S 305, Everett, WA 98201.

For more information, to request a reasonable accommodation, or to request a foreign language interpreter, contact Debra May, Human Services Department at (425) 388-3264 or at debra.may@snoco.org.

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