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    PUBLIC NOTICE

    The City of Lakeland prepared the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports (CAPER) for the 2013-2014 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program year. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development must receive the CAPER in the Jacksonville Field Office by December 29, 2014. The public may review and submit comments on the reports prior to submission to HUD.

     

    The CAPER reports contain information on the status of all CDBG and HOME funded projects underway or completed during the program year June 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014. These reports document the City’s performance in meeting the various requirements for the expenditure of CDBG and HOME funds.

    The CAPER and accompanying narrative statements are available for review in the Community Development Department, at City Hall, 228 S. Massachusetts Avenue and at the Neighborhood Services Division, Housing Section, 1104 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, Florida, where interested parties may obtain a copy at no charge or receive information about the reports. The report is also available for review at both public libraries and on the City’s web site at www.lakelandgov.net/commdev/housing.aspx. Comments should be addressed to: Annie L. Gibson, Housing Programs Coordinator, Community Development Department, Neighborhood Services Division, Housing Section, 1104 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33805 and received by her on or before Wednesday, December 18, 2014.

    Community Development Block Grant

    Created in 1974, the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs, including housing.  The City of Lakeland is an "entitlement community," receiving a formula-based annual allocation of CDBG funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


    Primary Objective

    The primary objective of the CDBG program is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent, safe housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate incomes.  Consistent with this objective, not less than 70% of the City of Lakeland's CDBG funding shall be used for activities which benefit persons of low and moderate incomes.