Clayton County is urging residents to provide input on how to use HUD funds.

Clayton County seeks community input on using HUD funds

Clayton County receives federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to invest in improving its local community. It is responsible for creating a Consolidated Plan every five years to determine how to best address its community needs. The community assessment process used to develop the Consolidated Plan serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing, economic, and community development priorities.

The County must determine how to use the federal funds to achieve the biggest public benefit and, when you Make Your Voice Heard, you are helping County leaders prioritize spending.

Eligible uses of these federal program funds include:

  • Improvements to facilities serving low and moderate income families and individuals
  • Improvements to public infrastructure in LMI neighborhoods
  • Public services
  • Economic development assistance
  • Projects which increase access to affordable housing and address homelessness
  • Improvements to senior centers, park and recreational facilities, accessibility in public facilities, food banks, job creation, etc.

Residents are urged to make their voices heard and provide input to help prioritize how the county addresses its

needs over the next five years. The Community Forum meetings will provide an introduction to

the County’s Five Year Consolidated Plan and federal programs.

The last meetings are set for 10 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 at the Clayton County HUD Office, 1671 Adamson Parkway, Suite 101, Morrow.

Those unable to attend may contact Linda Boswell, HUD Program Manager at 770-477-4523 or via email at linda.boswell@claytoncountyga.gov

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