Apple Valley funds social services, residential rehab programs

By Staff Reports

(Apple Valley)– On Tuesday, the Town Council approved funding for eight local non-profits that include services for seniors and disabled adults, housing for transitional youth programs, fair housing services, clothing for students, homeless shelter and  homeless 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 all applications and recommends funding for Council’s consideration.

“These local non-profit agencies ensure the care of hundreds if not thousands of local Apple Valley residents,” said Mayor Curt Emick. “Each year, this special funding ensures our residents are receiving services and resources to help improve their quality of life. 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 more than $600,000 in federal grant dollars.

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations allow a maximum of twenty percent ($121,938) of grant funds for eligible Administration/Planning activities. HUD regulations also allow for a maximum of fifteen percent of the annual allocation ($91,454) to be allocated for Public Service activities. The remainder of the funds, ($396,302) will be allocated to capital improvements within the Town.

This year’s funding will also be used for code enforcement and community enhancement services, 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 ValleyOperation School Bell$13,500
Feed My Sheep MinistriesFood Bank$13,238
Cedar House Life Change CenterTransitional Age Youth Housing$10,250
Rolling StartDisabled Equipment$10,000
Inland Fair Housing and Mediation BoardFair Housing Services$11,863
High Desert Homeless ServicesShelter and Resources for the homeless$10,500
Christ the Solid Rock Missionary ChurchFood Bank$10,000
Victor Valley Community Service Council (VVCSC)Senior and Disabled Needs Program$12,103
TOAV Code EnforcementCode Enforcement- CDBG Target Areas$60,000
CDBG AdministrationGeneral administration of program$121,938
Residential Rehabilitation Loan ProgramProvide zero-interest loans to owner-occupied Single-family and multi-family properties (up to four-units)$336,302
Total$609,694

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

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