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Posted on: November 22, 2013

[ARCHIVED] CDBG Advisory Committee Public Hearing-Dec. 2nd

Notice of Public Hearing
Town of Amherst


The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has designated the Town of Amherst a Community Development Fund I Community for the purpose of receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Amherst is eligible to apply for a competitive CDBG grant award up to $900,000 for 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 Monday, December 2, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 101 (South Room) in the Bangs Community Center (70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst, MA 01002) to receive comments and suggestions from local residents regarding the 2014 Community Development Strategy, including specific recommendations for non-social service projects and target areas. The strategy helps determine:

• Priority projects and activities to be undertaken by the Town, including but not limited to:
o Preservation of affordable housing at Echo Village Apartments
o Community Health Center at the Bangs Community Center
o Acquisition of land for affordable housing; and
• Priority target areas and neighborhoods where projects take place.

The draft 2014 Community Development Strategy can be downloaded and viewed by clicking on the following link: http://www.amherstma.gov/index.asp?NID=1122

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