Local residents are encouraged to provide input on the City of Santa Clarita’s annual Community Needs Assessment Survey, which will help determine how Community Development Block Grant funding will be allocated throughout the community in 2016-2017. The survey is available online now through December 15.
Each year, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development provides the City of Santa Clarita with funding to benefit lower-income residents through the Community Development Block Grant program. The City’s Community Needs Assessment Survey allows residents to weigh in on how funding should be distributed in the areas of housing, supportive services, community facilities and infrastructure, and economic opportunities.
Survey results will also help the City meet guidelines established in the Consolidated Plan, which sets priorities for how Community Development Block Grant funds may be used to help assist lower-income City residents.
Some of the key results of last year’s Community Needs Assessment are:
- Supportive Human Services – Child Care Services, Disabled Services, and Domestic Violence Services
- Community Facilities & Infrastructure – Drainage Improvements, Street Improvements, and Street Lighting
- Housing – Disabled Accessibility Modifications/Improvements, and Ownership Housing Rehabilitation
- Economic Opportunities – Start-up Business Assistance, Façade Improvements, and Business Mentoring
For more information on the Community Development Block Grant Program or the Community Needs Assessment Survey, contact Terasa Sullivan, Project Technician for the City of Santa Clarita, at (661) 255-4368. The survey is available on the City’s website at santa-clarita.com/Housing.