Grant: $1,533,219 - Department of Housing and Urban Development - Aug. 19, 2009
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Award Description: Community Development
Project Description: The Township 9 and La Valentina projects use CDBG-R funds to preserve and create jobs in the building/construction industry, which is particularly impacted by the economic recession, by expediting the development of catalyst projects integral to the success of larger activities. Such catalyst projects both directly employ individuals and will lead to future employment as development continues and new businesses and residents move into the project areas. Homeless prevention activities meet the intent of the CDBG-R funds by utilizing the public service component to assist those most impacted by the recession. CDBG-R public service funds provide an additional opportuntity for longer lasting system improvements, shifting from a system organized around shelter to one centered on prevention and housing stability. HUD encourages a coordinated process with central intake and communtiy wide tools to assess the individual’s risk of homelessness and housing needs.
Infrastructure Description: Both projects provide investments needed to increase economic efficiency, investments in transportation, and environmental protection that will provide long-term economic benefits and foster energy independence whereby they are both mixed-use, TOD, LEED certified projects. Such projects seek to create a balance between housing and jobs, reduce travel time for commutes, reduce congestion by providing alternative modes of transit that equate to less energy use and air pollution.
Jobs Summary: None at this time (Total jobs reported: 0)
Project Status: Not Started
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