Apple Valley Funds Social Services, Residential Rehab Programs

By Staff Reports

(Apple Valley)– The Town Council has approved funding for ten local non-profits that provide foster youth services, youth activities, senior services, fair housing services, clothing for students, homeless shelter and services, and food banks.

Each year, the Town prepares an Annual Action Plan to allocate Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide decent, affordable housing, a suitable living environment and economic opportunities for people with low to moderate incomes. The Town’s Community Development Citizen’s Advisory Committee reviews and recommends programs for the Council’s consideration and funding.

“These non-profits ensure hundreds if not thousands of Apple Valley residents receive services and resources to help improve their quality of life,” said Mayor Scott Nassif. “I would like to thank the Committee for their evaluation and recommendations of these programs in this highly competitive selection process.”

This year the Town received nearly $600,000 in federal grant dollars.

Fifteen percent of the Town’s annual allocation, $89,510, can be used for social services. The Town’s Residential Rehabilitation Loan Program will receive $257,879 to help improve the Town’s housing stock and provide low-income residents with opportunities to make improvements related to health and safety, energy efficiency, and accessibility.

This year’s funding will also be used for code enforcement and community enhancement services, accessibility improvements to Town parks and facilities, and overall administration of the Town’s CDBG Program.

Below is a list of this year’s awarded agencies and projects:

 

Assistance League of Victor Valley Operation School Bell $9,920
Feed My Sheep Ministries Food Bank $5,822
Child Advocates of San Bernardino Foster Youth Services $9,220
Cedar House Life Change Center Transitional Age Youth Housing $4,000
Apple Valley Police Activities League Youth activities/group workouts $9,322
Rolling Start Disabled Equipment $9,022
Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board Fair Housing Services $8,022
Family Assistance Program Transitional Housing $9,920
High Desert Homeless Services Shelter and Resources for the homeless $7,022
Christ the Solid Rock Missionary Church Food Bank $7,320
Victor Valley Community Service Council (VVCSC) Senior and Disabled Needs Program $9,920
TOAV Code Enforcement Code Enforcement- CDBG Target Areas $30,000
ADA Improvements Push buttons installed in various parks and facilities $100,000
CDBG Administration General administration of program $119,347
Residential Rehabilitation Loan Program Provide zero-interest loans to owner-occupied Single-family and multi-family properties (up to four-units) $257,879
Total   $596,736

 

For more information regarding the Town’s housing and community development programs, call (760) 240-7000, x 7900 or visit www.AppleValley.org/housing.

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