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THE FOLLOWING CDBG PLANS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT:

 For ALL plans, submit comments to Brooklyn Holton at (509) 888-3258 or bholton@wenatcheewa.gov

1. AMENDMENTS in response to the CARES act funding that provided Wenatchee with $139,593 in CDBG-CV funding.

DRAFT Amendment to the 2019 Annual Action Plan - identifies the three area of support Wenatchee will be allocating the CDBG-CV funding to:

  • Emergency Income Payments $65,000
  • Small Business Assistance $65,000
  • Food System/Supports $9,593

DRAFT Amendment to the 2013-2019 Consolidated Plan - identifies overview and acceptance of emergency response funding 

DRAFT Amendment to the Citizen Participation Plan (Appendix C in the above Con Plan) - identifies process for rapid response to an emergency while still providing adequate notice and opportunity to participate for the community

The Wenatchee City Council will hold a public hearing during their regularly scheduled council meeting on May 14, 2020 beginning at 5:15pm. Due to the WA State "Stay Home" order, the public hearing will be VIRTUAL ONLY. The meeting will provide a live feed on the Wenatchee TV YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT-YjVud0twVXGMUjg16rhA

The comments section will be monitored and available for real time feedback, questions and documentation. Please contact Brooklyn Holton, Housing and Community Planner with any questions.

(509) 888-3258 - Please leave a voicemail!   bholton@wenatcheewa.gov

 Please submit comments by 5pm on May 14, 2020 - comment submitted during the meeting will be documented and included in discussion. Comments received after the pubic hearing may be considered.

 

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SECTION 3 BUSINESS CONCERN: Section 3 is a provision that helps foster local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement, and individual self-sufficiency.

See the Section 3 Summary page for more details and contact information.

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*Now accepting applications for Neighborhood Improvement Grant projects!

Community Projects:

- Chelan Avenue Sidewalk Project

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PROJECT BACKGROUND AND PROGRAM DETAILS

In 2004 the City became an entitlement jurisdiction under the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The City receives an annual entitlement of funds that are spent in accordance with federal regulations and the City's Five-year Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plans. There are three broad goals that entitlement communities, like Wenatchee, must pursue with CDBG funding:

  1. Ensuring that the community’s low and moderate-income residents have access to decent and affordable housing
  2. Ensuring that the community offers suitable living environments
  3. Expanding economic opportunities for the community’s low and moderate-income residents

Working within this framework, the City has the authority to use its CDBG allocation to implement a diverse array of activities to meet the needs of the community’s low and moderate income households, including:

  • Housing-related activities such as assistance to rehabilitate, acquire, or develop housing for low and moderate-income households, as well as assistance for homebuyers
  • Community development activities including improvements to public facilities, public infrastructure, and neighborhoods
  • Economic development activities including business development, job training, and educational achievement efforts
  • Public services such as child care, youth recreation, services to support people in housing, and food programs

The City's Five-year Consolidated Plan identifies long-term goals and objectives the City will undertake within a five year time period in support of the CDBG program. The Annual Action Plan describes goals, objectives, and strategies for the upcoming program year.  For more information, view the City's most current plans.

       2013-2017 Wenatchee Consolidated Plan (includes the 2013 Annual Action Plan)

       2014 CDBG Annual Action Plan                               

        

 

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