Friday, March 31, 2017

City of Holyoke National Community Development Week Celebration

EVENT: City of Holyoke National Community Development Week Celebration
DATE: Wednesday April 19, 2017 from 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Proclamation and exciting announcements by Mayor Alex B. Morse at 9:15 am

Guest Speakers on the value of Community Development in Holyoke highlighting areas of Housing, Economic Development, and Public Services; Meet and greet with CDBG funded agencies to learn about their services

Video, slide show, and photo displays of Community Development in Action

Light complimentary breakfast

WHERE: City Hall Auditorium, 536 Dwight Street, Holyoke MA
Auditorium is handicapped-accessible.

WHO: Event is free and open to public.

RSVP is required by April 5th to or 322-5610

Organized by the City of Holyoke Office for Community Development

National Community Development Week will take place the week of April 17-22, 2017. Spearheaded by the National Community Development Association, communities across the country will celebrate the work of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The CDBG program provides grants to over 1,200 State and local governments and funds activities such as housing rehabilitation, business assistance, senior services, and infrastructure – to name a few. These activities are primarily targeted to low-income and moderate-income persons and households. Every $1.00 of CDBG leverages another $3.65 in other funding; bringing additional resources to communities that support jobs, businesses and, most importantly, the people who live in the there. Many communities will also recognize the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program during National Community Development Week. HOME provides grants to over 600 State and local governments to create safe, decent and affordable housing, both rental and homeowner. The City of Holyoke receives approximately $1,125,000. in CDBG funds and $735,000. in HOME funds annually.

CONTACT: Alicia M. Zoeller, Administrator, Office for Community Development


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