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Posted on: May 13, 2021



Notice of Public Hearing

CDBG Advisory Committee

Thursday, May 27, 2021, 7 PM


The Public Hearing will be conducted virtually at and will accommodate public comment to the extent practical. To join the meeting via telephone: Call (312) 626-6799 or (646) 876-9923 and enter Webinar ID when prompted: 873 7547 1713A hyperlink to the hearing will be posted on the Town’s online calendar.



The Massachusetts Department 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


​​​​​​​​​​​​Review ongoing activities from CDBG-CV (CARES) grant
  1. Microenterprise Assistance Program
  2. Food pantry
  3. Housing support and stabilization
  4. Support for individuals experiencing homelessness
  • Community priorities for the 2021 application process
    1. Social services
    2. Non-social services such as housing and public infrastructure
    3. Target areas neighborhoods where non-social services can take place


    1. Announcements
    2. Discuss and review comments from public hearing 
    3. Discuss schedule and process for 2021 grant application
    1. Public Comment
    2. Other items not anticipated within 48 hours

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