Contact: Randy Cole
Each year the City of Columbia receives federal funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) due to its population, demographics and available funding. The City estimates it will receive approximately $800,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and $400,000 in HOME funds each of the next 5 years. These funds primarily benefit low to moderate income households, and can be used for these five program areas: economic development, fair housing, community facilities, neighborhood needs, and affordable housing. Public input is vital in prioritizing the community development needs these funds are intended to finance. Citizens are encouraged to complete the following surveys:
Community Development General Needs Survey: This survey is designed to collect public opinion regarding how the City should use funding among the five different program areas.
Afforrdable Housing Needs Assessment Survey: This survey is designed to collect public opinion regarding how the City should use funding in the program area of affordable housing.
Links to the surveys can be found on the City's website at http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/community_development/neighborhoods/ConsolidatedPlan/index.php. For more information, please contact Randy Cole at 573.874.6321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.