NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND INTENT TO APPLY FOR FUNDING for the CDBG CARES ACT FUNDING
CITY OF PITTSTON
Notice is hereby given that the City of Pittston will hold a public hearing on October 29, 2021 at 4 P.M. The Hearing will be held virtually. To join the Zoom Meeting please go to the following link:
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The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) Cares Act program in general, the needs of the community that can be met with CDBG-CV funding, and the Needs Assessment and Coordination Plan.
The Coronavirus Aid, relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), provides additional CDBG funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic. The funds may be used for CDBG eligible activities that meet one of the national objectives. The City intends to apply for housing rehabilitation funds to assist elderly and disabled households to age in place preventing congregate living and those individuals and families with health-related issues that make them susceptible to the COVID-19 such as asthma, lead and other environmental conditions.
If activities undertaken with grant funds would result in the displacement of families or individuals, then the City’s Anti-Displacement and Relocation Policy would be in effect. Also, the City would be responsible for replacing all low- and moderate-income housing units that may be demolished or converted as a result of using CDBG funds.
All interested parties are invited to attend the public hearing and give oral testimony at the public hearing or present written comments concerning the needs of the community, and the CDBG-CV program in general. Proposals and comments may be submitted to the Pittston Redevelopment Authority, Attention Joseph Chacke at 35 Broad St. Pittston PA or firstname.lastname@example.org by November 3, 2021.
By order of the
City of Pittston