Community Development Block Grants
Beginning in 2020, the City of Twin Falls will receive grant funds for housing and community development activities from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Known as Community Development Block Grants, these funds can be used for affordable housing, public services, public facility and infrastructure improvements, and economic development. Projects funded through the CDBG program must help meet goals of providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents. Click here for a quick fact sheet about the national CDBG program.
To understand local needs related to housing, economic and community development, and homelessness, the City is working to develop a Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice. These plans are required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
The City of Twin Falls invites members of the public to review and offer comments on its draft 2021 Annual Action Plan.
The City of Twin Falls’ Annual Action Plan identify the city’s community development and affordable housing needs and set priorities for investment of federal grant funds to address them. These plans are required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the City to receive federal money through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Twin Falls will receive $361,790 in CDBG funding for its 2021-2022 program year.
PY2021 Community Development Block Grant Budget
1. Housing Rehabilitation $106,004
2. Public Facilities and Infrastructure $129,160
3. Public Services $54,268
4. Program Administration $72,358
Total CDBG Budget $361,790
Public Review Period
The Annual Action Plan will be available for public review and comment for a 30-day period from Monday, June 21 to Wednesday, July 21, 2021. The documents can be viewed or downloaded below:
The City will hold a public hearing to present information from the Annual Action Plan and to receive comments from the public regarding the draft. Twin Falls will hold a Public Hearing open to the general public on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 6:00 pm.
To Make Comments
A 15-day public comment period on the drafts will be provided through from Friday, November 12 to Friday, November 26, 2021. Comments concerning the plans can be submitted to the City in writing by 5 pm on Wednesday, Friday, November 26, 2021. Public Comments can be made by clicking on the Public Testimony Form or by mail to City of Twin Falls City Manager Department, 203 Main Avenue East, Twin Falls, ID 83301. Alternatively, comments may be made orally at the public hearing described above. All comments received will be included with the Plan in submission to HUD.
Following the public comment period, Annual Action Plan will go before City Council for approval prior to submission to HUD.
If you anticipate needing any type of accommodations or language translation or interpretation assistance to participate, please contact Ian Zollinger, Planning and Zoning Department at 208-735-7294, or by email to email@example.com, at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing.