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As an Entitlement Community, designated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City of Eau Claire provides grant assistance for local projects through use of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). Each year, organizations may apply for funding to implement activities that meet:

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
2017 Preliminary Action Plan 
for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and
HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME)

The City of Eau Claire is preparing the proposed Consolidated Plan's 2017 Annual Plan for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Programs.  The 2017 CDBG grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is approximately $531,000 plus an estimated $100,000 local program income for an estimated total of $631,000.  The 2017 HOME funds are approximately $303,500.  The City is publishing the following information in order to provide citizens of Eau Claire an opportunity to examine its content and submit comments on the proposed annual plan.  

Citizens are invited to submit written comments to the City of Eau Claire, Housing Division, City Hall, PO Box 1186, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54702-1186 or call (715) 839-4943 by May 23, 2017, or attend a public hearing on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber of City Hall or staff public hearings Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. or Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, located at 203 S. Farwell Street, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. If there are other specialized needs due to handicap, i.e. sign language interpreter, wheelchair accessibility, reader, etc. please contact this office.

The range of activities that may be undertaken with CDBG funds is delineated in the Federal Code of Regulations 24 Part 570 Subpart C, which is available at the City of Eau Claire Department of Community Development.  At least 51% of each proposed activity will directly benefit low and moderate-income persons, and the aggregate use of funds will directly benefit at least 70% low and moderate-income persons. The range of activities that may be undertaken with HOME funds is delineated in the Federal Code of Regulations 24 Part 92, which is available at the City of Eau Claire Department of Community Development. The City of Eau Claire has adopted as part of the statement of objectives a residential anti-displacement and relocation assistance plan which indicates the steps that will be taken by the City to minimize the displacement of persons from their homes as a result of the activities funded by the Community Development Block Grant and HOME programs.


CDBG Fair Housing Component

The City of Eau Claire, along with every other CDBG Entitlement Community in the country, is committed to providing fair housing opportunities in accordance with HUD guidelines.

Please utilize the following for more information on Fair Housing:

CDBG Awards Process for the City of Eau Claire

The CDBG Grant Year operates on an August 1st to July 31st calendar. In order to be prepared for an August 1st start, the sub-recipient application process generally begins in January and ends with the awards being announced in late May or early June.

Time Activity

Mid January

CDBG Applications Available

Mid February

CDBG Technical Assistance Workshops Held

Early March

CDBG Applications due to the Grants Administrator

Mid March

Staff Review of CDBG Applications

Late March

Applicant Presentations to the Review Committee

Mid April

CDBG Public Hearings & City Council Review of Subrecipients & Applications

Late May

City Council Approval of CDBG Subrecipients and Allocations

Early June

Announcements of CDBG Awards - to begin the following August

CDBG Contact Information

If you have questions or comments on the CDBG Program for the City of Eau Claire, please contact:

Jennifer Frueh, Program Specialist
City of Eau Claire Housing Division
203 S Farwell Street
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Phone: (715) 839-6108
Fax: (715) 839-4939
Jennifer.Frueh@eauclairewi.gov 
CDBG Fair Housing Component

The City of Eau Claire, along with every other CDBG Entitlement Community in the country, is committed to providing fair housing opportunities in accordance with HUD guidelines.

Please utilize the following for more information on Fair Housing:

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