City Of Fresno Holds Community Forum To Prioritize HUD Funding

The City of Fresno will be holding a ‘listening session’ on Tuesday, October 14th from 3 to 7 PM at the Valdez Hall in downtown Fresno to solicit ideas and information for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced the award of $10.9 million to Fresno, with the intent to assist communities by stabilizing neighborhoods impacted by high foreclosures.

The listening session will allow City staff to identify and prioritize community needs and project concepts to provide targeted emergency assistance within the parameters set by the funding guidelines. Eligible activities can include:
• Creation of financing mechanisms to purchase and redevelop abandoned and foreclosed homes and residential properties;
• Purchase and rehabilitation of abandoned and foreclosed homes and residential properties;
• Establishment of land banks of foreclosed homes;
• Demolition blighted structures; and
• The redevelopment of demolished or vacant properties.

For additional information on the program listening session or to RSVP, please go to HERE or contact Crystal Smith at 621-7058.