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MAYOR HANNEMANN: CITY’S $100 MILLION ASSISTANCE PLAN APPROVED
(Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009)—Mayor Mufi Hannemann today announced that the City and County of Honolulu’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan to administer an estimated $100 million for community assistance has been approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
“This program is a shining example of how an effective partnership involving the private sector and multiple levels of government can do so much to assist and improve our communities,” Hannemann said.
The plan will guide the administration of four HUD programs (Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Shelter Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS) which collectively award close to $20 million each year to projects that address affordable housing, homelessness, and community development needs. An estimated $100 million will be distributed under the plan, which runs through fiscal year 2015.
The plan was developed through a collaborative process and included City staff from the departments of Community Services and Budget and Fiscal Services, State agencies, non-profit agencies, housing and human service providers, and community residents.
A copy of the plan and information about the CDBG and HOME programs are available on the City’s website at: http://www.honolulu.gov/budget/cdbg.htm.
Media contact: Bill Brennan, Mayor’s Office, 768-6928