May 27, 2021
The Public Hearing will be conducted virtually at https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/87375471713 and will accommodate public comment to the extent practical. To join the meeting via telephone: Call (312) 626-6799 or (646) 876-9923; Webinar ID: 873 7547 1713
CDBG Advisory Committee
Thursday, May 27, 2021
REC'D: 5/14/21 at 8:22 am. TOPICS: PUBLIC HEARING: The Mass Dept of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has designated the Town of Amherst a Mini-Entitlement Community that is eligible to apply for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. CDBG funds support housing, community development projects, and social service activities benefiting low-and moderate-income citizens. In accordance with DHCD regulations, Amherst’s CDBG Advisory Committee will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 7 PM to receive comments and suggestions from local residents regarding:1) Review ongoing activities from CDBG-CV (CARES) grant--Microenterprise Assistance Program; Food pantry; Housing support and stabilization; Support for individuals experiencing homelessness. 2) Community priorities for the 2021 application process--Social services; Non-social services such as housing and public infrastructure; Target areas neighborhoods where non-social services can take place.