Marlborough Community Development Authority to hold hearing on grant program

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Marlborough – The  Marlborough Community Development Authority (MCDA) will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 6:30 p.m. on behalf of the city of Marlborough. The hearing’s purpose is to discuss a proposed application to the Massachusetts Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and to discuss local community development and housing needs and issues. Under a proposed Fiscal year 2018 Community Development Fund grant, the following activities are being considered for funding and inclusion in the application: housing rehabilitation assistance to income-qualifying homeowners; (re)construction of streets, sidewalks, and associated infrastructure; public social services funding; and/or other activities not yet identified. The grant application may include any of these activities, as well as additional ones.

The public hearing will also include a review of the City’s Community Development Strategy (CDS), a discussion of unmet housing and community development needs, its efforts to promote and expand affordable housing, as well as housing of various types that will be suitable to a range of incomes and household types. The CDS cites possible actions to address a range of identified community development needs.

The hearing will be held on the 3rd Floor, Memorial Hall, Marlborough City Hall, 140 Main St., Marlborough.  Any person or organization so wishing will be afforded an opportunity to be heard. Suggestions for other activities may be made at the hearing or in writing to the MCDA before the hearing. The city encourages a broad spectrum of participation by residents and other interested parties to better understand and serve the needs of the community. The hearing location is accessible to persons with physical disabilities. To comment on the application prior to the hearing, or if you require a translator, an accommodation for a hearing impairment or other accommodation, contact the MCDA no later than Friday, January 19, 2018 by calling 508-624-6908, ext. 40101, or via email at [email protected].