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Legislation #: 140642 Introduction Date: 8/14/2014
Type: Resolution Effective Date: none
Sponsor: None
Title: Recognizing the 40th Anniversary of the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and its impact on Kansas City.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
8/13/2014 Filed by the Clerk's office
8/14/2014 Immediate Adoption of Resolution
8/14/2014 Referred to Neighborhoods, Housing & Healthy Communities
8/20/2014 Immediate Adoption
8/21/2014 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 140642

 

Recognizing the 40th Anniversary of the Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and its impact on Kansas City.

 

WHEREAS, August 22, 2014, is the anniversary of the CDBG Program as authorized by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974; and

 

WHEREAS, the funds are a block grant that can be used to address a range of critical and unmet community needs that primarily benefit low and moderate income persons, including those for housing rehabilitation, public facilities, infrastructure, economic development, and public services; and

 

WHEREAS, since 1974, the Program has invested $144 billion in communities nationwide with Kansas City receiving $435 million; and

 

WHEREAS, important Kansas City projects benefiting from CDBG funds include the Rivermarket, Quality Hill, downtown hotels and housing projects, Midtown Market Place, Westside Business Park, Swope Health Care Center/Daycare, housing and economic development projects, 18th and Vine, neighborhood-based community development corporations, public service agencies, numerous public facility projects, St. Michael’s Veterans Center, and thousands of multi-family and single family housing units; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the City acknowledges the importance of the CDBG Program and the funding partnership with the federal government over the last 40 years and the impact on the City and its low and moderate income residents.

 

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