Long Beach: Community Invited to Learn About and Provide Input on Local Priorities for Federal Grant Funding
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Long Beach, CA ~ The City of Long Beach Development Services Department is developing its Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Action Plan, which will provide a one-year strategy for meeting the goals outlined in the City's five-year Consolidated Plan. The Plan identifies programs and services for those living in poverty that are prioritized and funded by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants.

The City is expected to receive approximately $8.8 million in HUD funding in FY 24, which begins on Oct. 1, 2023, and ends on Sept. 30, 2024. The Plan will detail how these funds will be spent to improve disadvantaged or under-invested neighborhoods and persons in the city, through more affordable housing, public infrastructure improvements, neighborhood improvements, youth programs, small business resources and grant programs for homeowner rehabilitation and commercial façade improvement.

In order to gather feedback from the community on the effort, two meetings have been scheduled: a community meeting presented by the City's Development Services Department and a public hearing hosted by The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC), the City's non-profit affiliate. Interpretation services will be available in Spanish, Khmer and Tagalog at both events.

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The virtual community meeting will take place on Saturday April 8th from 10am to 11am online at bit.ly/HUDFY24 or by phone at 669-900-9128 with Meeting ID 965 5238 4058; attendees are encouraged to RSVP online beforehand. The LBCIC Public Hearing will take place on Wednesday April 19th at 4pm either in person at Long Beach City Hall or virtually at bit.ly/TheLBCIC or by phone at 669-900-9128 with Meeting ID 936 0338 3213.

The 2023-2027 Consolidated Plan was approved by the Long Beach City Council last July following extensive outreach that included a series of community meetings and a survey to gather input from residents, businesses and stakeholders; it is expected to go before the City Council for review again this July 2023. For more information about the City's HUD-related activities visit their website or contact Rick de la Torre, Community Information Officer of Long Beach Development Services Department at 562-570-7174 or Rick.DeLaTorre@longbeach.gov

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