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 Valley||Operation School Bell||$13,500|
|Feed My Sheep Ministries||Food Bank||$13,238|
|Cedar House Life Change Center||Transitional Age Youth Housing||$10,250|
|Rolling Start||Disabled Equipment||$10,000|
|Inland Fair Housing and Mediation Board||Fair Housing Services||$11,863|
|High Desert Homeless Services||Shelter and Resources for the homeless||$10,500|
|Christ the Solid Rock Missionary Church||Food Bank||$10,000|
|Victor Valley Community Service Council (VVCSC)||Senior and Disabled Needs Program||$12,103|
|TOAV Code Enforcement||Code Enforcement- CDBG Target Areas||$60,000|
|CDBG Administration||General administration of program||$121,938|
|Residential Rehabilitation Loan Program||Provide zero-interest loans to owner-occupied Single-family and multi-family properties (up to four-units)||$336,302|
For more information regarding the Town’s housing programs, call (760) 240-7000, x 7900 or visit www.AppleValley.org/housing.