The Menifee City Council has submitted its annual action plan for 2017-2018 to receive $480,000 in Community Development Block Grant Funds allocating portions of the money to public service activities, capital improvements and program administration activities.
The CDBG funds are granted by the Housing and Urban Development Agency of the federal government to American cities and counties to help low and moderate income persons acquire adequate housing and better living conditions. At least 70 percent of the grant over a three-year period must be designated for those persons.
Those persons and agencies benefiting from the CDBG funds from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, include: $60,000 for public service activities, $289,785 for capital improvements and $118,215 for administration costs and the Riverside County Fair Housing Council.
The priority needs and goals identified in the plan needs assessment were identified based on analysis of information including the results of Menifee’s 2017-2021 Consolidated Plan Needs Assessment survey. Additionally, the housing and community development data elements required by HUD in the online Consolidated Plan system from the American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates and the Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy covering the same period were used. Other sources of information used to identify needs and establish priorities were obtained through consultation with local nonprofit agencies involved in the development of affordable housing and the delivery.
The allocations break down to providing money for: CDBG Public Service Activities including Assistance League of Temecula Valley, $10,000; Boys and Girls Club, $20,000; Habitat for Humanity Brush with Kindness, $10,000; Hospice of the Valley, $10,000 and Menifee Valley Community Cupboard, $22,000, CDBG Capital Activities such as Sun City Street Improvements, $219,785 and the Minor Home Repair Program, $70,000, Program Administration Activities specifically CDBG Program Administration, $96,000 and the Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, $22,215.