Layton City’s department of Community and Economic Development is inviting feedback from the general public at its May 6, 2021 city council meeting to help develop the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan. The CDBG program, for the 2021-2022 Program Year, is administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It provides annual grants to states, cities, and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities for principally for low- and moderate-income residents.
HUD considers Layton City to be an entitlement community who administers funding directly from HUD each year. Eligibility for participation as an entitlement community is based on population data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau and metropolitan area delineations published by the Office of Management and Budget. HUD determines annual funding allocation each year through a formula that uses several objective measures of community needs, including; the extent of poverty, population, housing overcrowding, age of housing, and population growth lag in relationship to other metropolitan areas.
CDBG funds may be used for the following activities:
- Acquisition of real property
- Relocation and demolition
- Rehabilitation of residential and non-residential structures
- Construction of public facilities and improvements, such as water and sewer facilities, streets, neighborhood centers, and the conversion of school buildings for eligible purposes
- Public services, within certain limits
- Activities relating to energy conservation and renewable energy resources
- Assistance to profit-motivated businesses to carry out economic development and job creation/retention activities
Each CDBG activity must meet one of the following national objectives for the program:
- Benefit low- and moderate-income persons
- Prevent or eliminate slums or blight
- Address community development needs having a particular urgency
Layton City invites all interested parties to comment on it Annual Action Plan that aims to help the community development needs of low income persons for the 2021-2022 grant period. Layton City also broadcasts its city council public hearings on its social media accounts including Facebook and Instagram.
Written comments may also be submitted up to the time of the public hearing to the Layton City community and economic development office, 437 north Wasatch drive, Layton, Utah, during regular city business hours. Questions regarding the community development and housing needs addressed by the plan should be directed to the Layton City Community Development office at 437 North Wasatch drive, Layton, Utah 84041 or by phone at 801-366-3770.