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Commissioners to hold public hearing on community development block grant

The Stanly County Board of Commissioners will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Commons Meeting Room of the Stanly Commons to gather input on local community development and needs in relation to the Community Development Block Grant funding for a project in the county.

According to a notice issued by the county, it plans to submit a CDBG application in 2020. The project will involve “Housing Related Activities” such as Housing Rehabilitation, Substantial Rehabilitation, Reconstruction, Temporary Relocation and Emergency Housing Repair.

The project activities will cost $750,000 and all properties will be in Stanly.

The project will provide 100 percent benefit to people with low and moderate incomes. Displacement assistance will be provided “as necessary,” the notice stated.

“We get these grants from time to time,” said County Manager Andy Lucas.

The funding is through the CARES Act, which was passed by Congress at the end of March to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Citizens will be given the opportunity to provide written and oral comment about the county’s use of CDBG funds.

Lucas said the county has a single family rehab housing grant of $195,000 through the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency which will go into effect in July.

About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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