Federal grant public hearing tonight

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Among other things, Covington used funds from this year’s CDBG program to replace the fence around Goebel Pool, shown here.


COVINGTON, Ky. - Reminder: The City of Covington is holding a hearing tonight to get the public’s ideas on how it should spend several million dollars from the federal government destined for services, programs and investments in neighborhoods. 

The money represents Covington’s annual allocations from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs.
 
The hearing will be held 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers at City Hall, 20 West Pike St., Covington. Handicap access is available. If you can’t make the hearing, you can fill out a one-page survey HERE or email comments to Jeremy Wallace at jwallace@covingtonky.gov.
 
Federal statutes governing the CDBG program lay out three goals: Provide decent housing. Provide a suitable living environment. And expand economic opportunities. The sole purpose of the HOME program is creating affordable housing opportunities.
 
In past years, the grants have been spent for things like: Emergency home repairs. Down payments for homebuyers. Upgrades to neighborhood pools and parks. Smoother streets. Sidewalk ramps. Police patrols in high-crime neighborhoods. Creating affordable apartments above small storefronts. Planting trees.

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