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Apr 19: Amherst CDBG Hearing


CDBG Advisory Committee

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

7:00 PM

The Public Hearing will be conducted virtually at and will accommodate public comment to the extent practical. To join the meeting via telephone: Call (312) 626-6799 or (646) 876-9923 and enter Webinar ID when prompted: 849 3861 0265.


The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has designated the Town of Amherst a Mini-Entitlement Community that is eligible to apply for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. CDBG funds support housing, community development projects, and social service activities benefiting low-and moderate-income citizens. In accordance with DHCD regulations, Amherst’s CDBG Advisory Committee will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 7pm to receive comments and suggestions from local residents regarding:

1. Current activities from the 2021 grant:

a. Amherst Housing Authority—roofing at Watson Farms

b. Town of Amherst—sidewalks on Kellogg Ave and trail at Hickory Ridge

c. Social Services—Survival Center Food Pantry, Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Mentoring, The Literacy Project Adult Education, Amherst Community Connections Homelessness services, Family Outreach Housing Support Program

2. Outcomes and effectiveness of the CDBG program:

a. Public outreach process

b. Community priorities

More information can be viewed on the committee’s webpage:


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