CDBG, HOME, and Affordable Housing Program's Upcoming News and Events
Last Updated: February 26, 2014
Community Cares Packets
Community Cares packets are available for purchase for $20.00 by residents, church groups or other organizations to give to the homeless throughout the year.
Each packet includes:
- $5.00 gift card for McDonald's or Wendy's
- 125 minute At & T phone card
- 2 RTD bus passes
- "How to Get Help" information card
You may purchase the packets at any of the following locations
- City of Longmont, CDBG/Affordable Housing Office, 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO
- Habitat for Humanity's ReStore, 455 Weaver Park Road, Longmont, CO
- OUR Center, 303 Atwood Street, Longmont, CO
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Digital Divide Program - Offers Free Internet to Qualified Families
As part of the installation of a citywide
wireless internet infrastructure, the City
of Longmont received free internet
service accounts to help bridge the
digital divide for families that cannot
afford to purchase this service. These
free accounts are now being offered to low and
moderate-income households in
Longmont with children in middle
school or high school.
In addition to the free Internet service
some families may receive help to
purchase the scrambler units needed to
receive the wireless service in the home.
There also may be help available for
families that don’t have a computer
through a partnership with the Jared
For more information and to find out how to qualify, contact
Tracy Defrancesco at 303-774-4445.
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Technical Review Group - Accepting Applications
The City of Longmont is seeking applicants for the….AFFORDABLE HOUSING
TECHNICAL REVIEW GROUP
This VOLUNTEER JOB includes:
Reviewing proposals for affordable housing projects including:
- Experience and capacity of developer (i.e. no. of years of experience, other projects completed, work plan for project, schedule for completion, etc.)
Cost (i.e. comparison of cost per square foot and per affordable unit, evaluation of developer’s fee, loan to value ratios, etc.)
- Financial Feasibility (i.e. leveraging, status of other funding commitments, operating reserves, contingency funds for emergencies, etc.)
- Presenting the analysis of each proposal and making recommendations for funding to the Longmont Housing and Human Services Advisory Board
We are seeking at least two persons representing any of the following areas:
- Housing builders or developers
- Real estate agents
- Low income residents or an agency representing low income residents
- Special population groups (elderly, disabled)
How to apply:
Send a letter of interest to:
Kathy L. Fedler, CDBG and AH Programs Coordinator, CDBG Office, Civic Center Complex, 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO 80501 or via email at Kathy.firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit a brief statement of why you are interested in serving on the Group, as well as your experience and qualifications, and indicate which of the above area(s) you feel you represent.
Deadline for applications:
Friday, February 28, 2014
For more information, call Kathy Fedler at (303) 651-8736 or email at email@example.com
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2014 Consolidated Action Plan
PUBLIC COMMENT AND PUBLIC HEARING OPPORTUNITY
In the interest of enhancing citizen participation, the City of Boulder and the Boulder/Broomfield Regional Consortium request comments on their 2014 Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) programs for the period January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014. The Action Plan describes proposed spending of federal funds directed to the Consortium and Consortium members, local funds and other public and private funding; identifies the unique programs and characteristics of each Consortium community; and details the housing and community development programs and policies for the region as a whole.
Click the links below to view the document:
2014 Draft Action Plan Narrative (Adobe pdf 421 kb)
2014 Draft Action Plan Attachments (Adobe pdf 2 mb)
Hard copies of the draft Action Plan are available for public review at the following locations:
City of Longmont CDBG/Affordable Housing Office
Longmont Civic Center
350 Kimbark Street
Longmont Senior Center
910 Longs Peak Ave
Longmont Public Library
409 4th Ave
Copies of the Action Plan will be made available upon request and are free of charge. Also upon request, the document will be made available to non-English speaking and disabled persons. Per Federal requirements, the public will have 30 days in which to comment on the Action Plan before it is submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). All comments received in writing will be responded to in writing and will be included in the Action Plan for its submission to HUD. Written comments must be received by the City of Longmont on or before close of business March 24, 2014. Please submit comments to firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-651-8590 (fax) or City of Longmont CDBG/ Affordable Housing Office, Longmont Civic Center, 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont CO 80501. ATTN: Kathy Fedler.
In addition a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed Action Plan will be held on:
March 18, 2014
Longmont Civic Center Complex
350 Kimbark Street
Longmont, CO 80501
If you have a disability or are non-English speaking and require accommodations to participate in this public meeting, please contact the Longmont CDBG Office as early as possible at (303) 774-4339. A minimum of three working days prior to the public hearing would be appreciated so that reasonable accommodations can be made. Children are welcome to attend with their parents.
For additional information, call Kathy Fedler at 303-651-8736.
Para información en español, puede llamar a Virginia al (303) 651-8444. TDD/TTY Communication is available via the Colorado Relay system at 1-800-659-3656.
The City of Longmont anticipates receiving approximately $556,458 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding with another $24,000 estimated in program income. In addition, the city expects to receive approximately $182,000 from the HOME program with another $20,000 in program income. Finally, the city anticipates allocating $351,815 from its Affordable Housing Fund.
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