City seeks feedback on housing grant

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April 16 is the deadline for Pearland residents to give feedback on how the city should use grant funding intended to provide housing for low income citizens.

The city was set to hold a public meeting Tuesday as part of the development of its 2015 Annual Action Plan detailing how it would spend funds allocated from the HUD Community Development Block Grant program.

Pearland last year received $333,253 in Community Development Block Grants administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

In addition, the city is offering applications for eligible, low-moderate income citizens who want to participate in the Single Family Housing Rehab Program, which offers small grants to eligible owner-occupants in need of minor home repairs or support for more serious home rehabilitation activities.

Among allowed uses for funding are public facility construction and improvements; handicapped accessibility; operational funding for non-profits that primarily serve low income persons; rehabilitation of owner-occupied housing; housing development assistance, enforcement of City codes; clearance and demolition; and infrastructure improvement activities.

Last year’s funding went to entities such as the Adult Reading Center and Pearland Neighborhood Center, along with a four-way traffic signal at the intersection of Garden Road and FM 518.

Residents may send comments by mail to City of Pearland Finance Department. 3519 Liberty Drive, Pearland, TX 77581, email to [email protected], or fax them to 281-652-1707.

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