Orange County plans to apply to the North Carolina Department of Commerce for $900,000 in Federal Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds, which the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated to the State.
These funds will be used in the Orange County Emergency Housing Assistance (EHA) program, which provides emergency financial assistance for rent, utilities, and other housing-related costs to County residents with low incomes and urgent need for housing assistance. If awarded the full $900,000 (the maximum grant amount), at least 90 percent of funds would be used as direct financial assistance to beneficiaries and no more than 10 percent would be used for administration of the program. Receiving these funds would provide significant benefit to low-income households in Orange County by promoting housing stability and economic relief.
To learn more about EHA, visit: https://orangecountync.gov/HousingAssistance
Two Public Hearing will be held to receive input on Orange County’s proposal to apply for CDBG-CV funds to be used for Emergency Housing Assistance. The first hearing will be held before the County’s application has been drafted, and the second will be held after it is drafted but before submission.
The first Public Hearing will be during the Orange County Board of Commissioners virtual business meeting on September 15, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Those interested in watching the meeting can find a link at http://orangecountync.gov/967/Meeting-Videos. Those interested in speaking at the meeting should contact David Hunt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-245-2126. Anyone requiring either auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or a language translator should contact Marlyn Valeiko on or before September 11, 2020 at email@example.com or 919-245-2498.
The public comment period is open from September 7 – October 6, 2020. Comments may be submitted in writing by mail or email, or by telephone to:
Erika Brandt, Housing and Community Development Manager
919-245-4331 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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For more information, please contact Erika Brandt using the contact information above.