CONNELLSVILLE REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
124 West Crawford Avenue
Connellsville, Pennsylvania 15425-3043
Phone: (724) 626-1645 Fax: (724) 626-1649
June 28, 2021
Equal Housing Opportunity
NOTICE OF INITIAL PUBLIC HEARING
CITY OF CONNELLSVILLE
FFY 2021 PENNSYLVANIA COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
The City of Connellsville will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 13th at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, Connellsville City Hall, 110 N. Arch Street, Connellsville for the purpose of receiving comments on the Community Development and Housing needs of the City that may be addressed through the use of Pennsylvania Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.
The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the CDBG program in general, the needs of the City of Connellsville that can be met with CDBG funding, and performance under the previously funded CDBG program years and the Three-Year Community Development Plan.
The City expects to receive CDBG funding in FFY 2021 in the approximate amount of $317,538. At least 70% of the funds must be used to benefit low and moderate-income persons. The proposed activities must benefit at least 51% low-moderate income persons in a service area to qualify as an eligible project.
The following types of activities may be eligible for funding under the CDBG Program: water and sewer line replacement and improvements; housing rehabilitation; construction or improvement to community facilities and improvements such as community centers, roads, sidewalks and recreational facilities; public services; blight removal; removal of architectural barriers; code enforcement; economic development; acquisition of property in support of other activities; demolition; and general administration.
Any occupiable housing units that are demolish must be replaced by the City. The City does not intend to cause displacement. However, should displacement occur, compensation will be made available to displaced residents and businesses in accordance with the City’s Anti-Displacement and Relocation Policy, which is available for review at the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Connellsville during regular business hours.
All interested parties are invited to attend the public hearing and make known their views with respect to the needs to be addressed by the 2021 CDBG Program or to send written comments to the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Connellsville, 124 West Crawford Avenue, Connellsville, PA 15425 by July 30, 2021. Person requiring special accommodations to facilitate participation in the hearing may call 724 626 1645.
J. Michael Edwards Executive Director