Thursday, January 26, 2012

Community Development Block Grant - It's In The Wording

PUBLIC HEARING
The Town Of Delmar Delaware, in cooperation with Sussex County Council (SCC), and the Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA) will hold a public hearing so that all citizens can have an opportunity to participate in the development of an application to the State of Delaware Community Development Block Grant Program for a grant under the provisions of the Community Development Act of 1977. The primary objective of the Community Development Program is the development of viable urban communities, including decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income. It is also a primary objective to alleviate physical and economic distress through the stimulation of private investment and community revitalization in areas of population out-migration or a stagnating or declining tax base.

In accordance with the Section 106 Review Process established by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, comments are especially encouraged from interested agencies and individuals with respect to undertakings that may affect historic properties of significance to such agencies and individuals.

The hearing will be held in the Delmar Town Hall, Delmar, Maryland on Monday, January 30, 2012 at 7:00 PM . a status report for FY-11 will also be included. for more information contact William Lecates, director of Community Development and Housing at 855-7777.


Have you noticed when Academic and Government people write they use a strange flow of words that "normal" people would never use? "alleviate physical and economic distress through the stimulation of private investment and community revitalization in areas of population out-migration or a stagnating or declining tax base" is but one odd phrasing of many in the above Public announcement. Does the author of this Public announcement feel he or she has to impress someone into making them think they have a higher education than the people who will read this crap? Anyway should you regretfully be one of the many in Delmar of low income and desire to fix your house up come to the Town Meeting Monday night and see what this program will offer and hopefully who every explains it will have more common sense than the person who wrote it.

I did notice the write up in the winter issue of the Delmar Town Newsletter was more practical and understandable;

Community Development Block Grant Housing Rehab Application
Reminder- that the Delmar Community Development Office is accepting applications for
the 2012 Maryland and Delaware (Sussex County) Community Development Block Grant
Programs. The Town of Delmar will seek funding allocation for housing rehab to low moderate income families through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community
Development (DHCD) and the Sussex County DHCD Office. Both DHCD offices will submit
their funding applications in the Spring of 2012. Applications for Maryland CDBG funding only occurs every two years thus the next funding round will not occur again until 2014. Delaware, however, submits an application annually.

Interested parties can obtain an application at Delmar Town Hall or call 410-896-2777

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