Survey to guide City spending of federal grants

Among other things, Covington uses federal HOME funds to help people buy houses. Each dot on this map (spread in almost every neighborhood in the city) represents an award through the Homebuyer Assistance Program over a six-year period.

Online Q&A related to Thursday’s CDBG/HOME hearing

COVINGTON, Ky. – You don’t have to make to Thursday’s virtual “Public Needs Hearing” to give input on how the City should spend its annual CDBG and HOME program funds.

Instead, you can fill out this very short SURVEY by April 9.

The federal CDBG and HOME programs have brought the City of Covington about $20 million over the last 10 years to invest directly in neighborhoods – funding things like a bigger and better Barb Cook Park, new sidewalks coming to Pike Street in Lewisburg, emergency repairs for homeowners, and five-year forgivable loans for new homebuyers.

As a new federal funding cycle is about to begin, the City is seeking the public’s help in deciding how to invest several million dollars it expects to receive in the coming year. (These funds are unrelated to any federal COVID-19 stimulus money.)

The hearing Thursday (tomorrow) will be held at 5:30 p.m. to gather the public’s input. It can be accessed HERE.

A previous release with more details about the Annual Action Plan can be found HERE.

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