Covington is Seeking Public Input on Community Development

Posted By

COVINGTON, Ky. – On Monday, February 8, at 6:00 p.m. the public is invited to City Hall Commission Chambers, 20 West Pike Street, Covington, KY to participate in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Community Needs Public Hearing.

During the public hearing, members of the public are encouraged to offer comments and ideas on community issues that may be addressed with CDBG and HOME funds. This public hearing is part of the City’s Annual Action Plan process.

Each year the City of Covington receives CDBG and HOME funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The CDBG program provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. The HOME program provides resources to increase affordable housing opportunities through activities such as building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or homeownership.

Information gathered at the public hearing will be used to prioritize funding to address the needs of low and moderate income people. Areas that are addressed include housing, economic development, public facility improvements, and public services.

In the past, the CDBG and HOME programs have funded activities such as homebuyer programs, recreation programs, homeowner rehabilitation programs, infrastructure improvements, crime prevention efforts, park maintenance and playground equipment.

All comments and opinions regarding the best ways to use the funds are welcome. Comments may also be made regarding the current use of these funds and the performance of these programs. All members of the public are encouraged to attend. Handicap access into the public hearing is available.

For those who are unable to attend the public hearing, written comments may be mailed to Jeremy Wallace, Department of Development, City of Covington, 20 West Pike Street, Covington, KY, 41011, or emailed to jwallace@covingtonky.gov. Questions or comments can also be directed to (859) 292-2163.

Assistance can be provided to individuals with limited English speaking capabilities and those with mobility, hearing, or visual impairments who wish to participate by contacting our offices.

Puede prestarse asistencia a aquellos con capacidades limitadas de habla inglesa o personas con impedimentos de audición o visión.