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