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Posted on: May 5, 2022

[ARCHIVED] CDBG Public Hearing on Community Priorities

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In accordance with DHCD regulations, Amherst’s CDBG Advisory Committee will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at 7 PM to receive comments and suggestions from local residents and service providers regarding Community priorities for the 2022 and 2023 CDBG application process. 

The CDBG Advisory Committee will receive suggestions and comments on the following areas:

  • Social services
  • Non-social services such as housing and public infrastructure; and 
  • Target area neighborhoods where non-social services can take place.  

The Public Hearing will be conducted virtually at and will accommodate public comment. To join the meeting via telephone: Call (312) 626-6799 or (646) 876-9923 and enter Webinar ID when prompted: 832 3481 4199

More information can be viewed on the committee’s webpage:

The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has designated the Town of Amherst a Mini-Entitlement Community that is eligible to apply for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. CDBG funds support housing, community development projects, and social service activities benefiting low-and moderate-income citizens.

Any person or organization wishing to be heard will be afforded an opportunity. Reasonable accommodations such as language translations services can be provided if requested 7 days before the meeting via a written request to the Town Manager’s Office or Mr. Breger prior to the meeting.

Questions and written comments may be submitted to Planner, Ben Breger 

Click here for full meeting agenda
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