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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Public Hearing Regarding Use of CDBG Funds

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The City of Safford is expected to receive approximately $253,052 in FY 2022 Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the Arizona Department of Housing Regional Account (RA). CDBG funds must be used to benefit low-income persons and areas, alleviate slum and blight, or address urgent need. A public hearing will be held to gather citizen input on the use of CDBG funds. The public hearing will be held on the following date and time: Monday, December 13, 2021 6:00 p.m. Safford City Graham County Library Library Program Room 808 S. 7th Avenue, Safford, Arizona Examples of possible uses include the following: 

1. Public Infrastructure (e.g., water, wastewater, street improvements); 

2. Community Facilities (e.g., fire and police facilities; senior or homeless facilities); 

3. Housing (e.g., owner-occupied or multi-family rehab, utility connections on private property); 

4. Public Services (e.g., fair housing services, services for seniors or homeless, lead hazard screening); and 

5. Economic Development (e.g., job development or retention) 

For more information about the hearing, grievances, the CDBG program, or to receive assistance in formulating prospective project ideas for presentation at the hearing contact the following: Jaime L. Embick, City of Safford, 808 S. 8th Avenue, Safford, AZ 85546, (928) 432-4299 Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations may contact Jaime Embick at the above location at least 48 hours before the hearing.

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