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Dane County to Hold Public Hearing to Review Draft 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan and 2010 Action Plan

For more information contact:

Lori Bastean, 242-6420.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7/28/2009

Issued By: County Executive
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The public is invited to review and comment on the draft plans for how Dane County intends to allocate federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds in Dane County (outside the City of Madison) for the five-year period of 2010-2014. The County is considering priorities that focus on housing rehabilitation, homebuyer assistance, rental rehabilitation, economic development, public facilities, public services, and disaster assistance.

Dane County is an Entitlement under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs. The County receives approximately $1.1 million in CDBG funding and $548,775 in HOME funding. In order to allocate CDBG and HOME funds, HUD requires the development of a Consolidated Plan that governs how Dane County and the 55 participating municipalities expend the federal funds and the submittal of a One Year Action Plan.

CDBG funds are intended to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low-and-moderate income persons. HOME funds are to be used exclusively to create affordable housing for low-income households.

The CDBG Commission will hold a public hearing on the 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan and 2010 Action Plan on Thursday, August 27, 2009 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Town of Westport Town Hall; 5378 Mary Lake RD; Waunakee, Wisconsin. At the hearing, information will be provided to attendees regarding housing and community development needs in Dane County, the amount of entitlement funding the County expects to receive, the range of activities that may be undertaken, and proposed projects and activities. Members of the public will be provided an opportunity to ask questions regarding the Plans and to provide comment.

Copies of the Draft 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan and 2010 Action Plan are available for public review and comment on the County web site at: http://www.danecountyhumanservices.org/cdbg_reports.shtm or at the Dane County Department of Human Services; CDBG Office; 1202 Northport DR/4th FL; Madison, WI 53704. Written comments on the Draft 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan and 2010 Action Plan will also be accepted at the Dane County CDBG Office, address listed above or via e-mail to cdbg@co.dane.wi.us, July 27 through August 27, 2009.

Dane County is considering the following allocations of funds for the period of 2010-2014 that will be used to guide funding decisions:

Proposed Allocation CDBG HOME
Administration 20% 10%
Disaster Assistance 5%
Economic Development 10%
Housing 30% 90%
Public Facilities 20%
Public Services 15%
Total 100% 100%


Dane County is considering funding the following projects in 2010:

Applicant Project Proposed Funding
Dane County Housing Authority Down Payment and Closing Cost Assistance $100,000
Dane County DHS ECI Self Sufficiency Fund $10,000
Dane County DHS CDBG Administration including Fair Housing $225,102
Dane County DHS HOME Administration $54,877
Dane County DHS Joining Forces for Families $138,826
Habitat for Humanity Homebuilding Program $147,649
Independent Living OT/Home Modifications $35,016
Movin’ Out Homeowner Program $100,00
Movin’ Out Stoughton Riverwalk Housing $127,616
Operation Fresh Start New Home Construction $54,000
Project Home Minor Home Repair $34,000
Stoughton Area Youth Center Renovations $25,102
Stoughton, City of Home Repair $115,338
TBD Disaster Assistance $30,255
TBD Paratransit $20,000
TBD Rental Rehabilitation $91,166
Town of Madison Southdale Neighborhood Sidewalk Project $200,000
Village of DeForest Home Repair $115,338
WI Women’s Business Initiative Entrepreneur Training $50,000



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